Thursday
Dec082011

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

8 is devastating. By 18, I was smiling, then crying by 19.

If these don't move you, you're dead inside.

The 45 Most Powerful Images Of 2011

Wednesday
Dec072011

On the Impracticality of a Cheeseburger

"A cheeseburger cannot exist outside of a highly developed, post-agrarian society. It requires a complex interaction between a handful of vendors—in all likelihood, a couple of dozen—and the ability to ship ingredients vast distances while keeping them fresh. The cheeseburger couldn’t have existed until nearly a century ago as, indeed, it did not."

On the Impracticality of a Cheeseburger

Sunday
Nov062011

Transparent.

Transparent. by Pete's Photo Blog
Transparent., a photo by Pete's Photo Blog on Flickr.

 

Sunday
Nov062011

The boy at 42. 

42: The answer to life, the universe, and everything.

The boy at 42.

at Flickr.  In color. 

Tuesday
Sep202011

Stroke Prevention A.Fib Calculator (SPARC) Updated Again!

I’ve just updated my SPARC tool for calculating your patients’ risk of stroke/thromboembolism and now major bleeding.

I’ve incorporated the now-published results from the ROCKET-AF trial (rivaroxaban) and theARISTOTLE trial (apixaban).  I’ve corrected a few typos and calculation issues.  I’ve added updated references for the above trials, plus a reference to a paper we’ve published recently casting doubt on the utility of the HAS-BLED scoring system.

I would sincerely appreciate any comments or suggestions anyone has about this tool. ploewen@interchange.ubc.ca