Monday, April 5, 2010
Here we continue our historical look at Pallimed posts from the same month in 2006 (our first full year of posting). It was in March 2006 Pallimed began having email subscription capability making it easier to get your fix. March 2006 was also the first time a Pallimed post was featured in Grand Rounds (Best of the medical blogs).
Here are previous posts in the series:
- January 2006
- February 2006 (Soon to be published)
So here are some highlights from Pallimed circa March 2006:
- Drew talks about the JAMA study on 4 year mortality index for adults 50 years and older. Basically an endorsement of functional status as the core for prognostication. Read the posts to see if Drew prognosticated about his parents.
- We posted about Art Buchwald's columns from his first months in hospice without dialysis. Drew hoped and got what he wanted in seeing Art continue to live long enough to write more about his hospice experience.
- My first introduction to the fascinating Seattle Heart Failure Prediction Model was Drew's post featuring this innovative use of prognostication.
- One of our most commented articles for the month was a post discussing terminal patients in the ICU and organ donations.
- Drew has a lot of great article reviews this month (maybe it is the St. Patrick's day - Palliative Care connection again). Check out the posts on the following topics for some great teaching file articles: palliative sedation, delirium, surrogate decision making accuracy, and dignity,