After our double whammy this week of Anatomy midterm and Physiology quiz, today is a day to slow down and catch up!
Yesterday, between the exams, we had our Introduction to Clinical Medicine class in the Pediatrics clinic. The doctors we met there were so enthusiastic and had a short but interesting list of patients and points to show us.
One patient has a rare developmental respiratory disease called Ondine’s curse, or, less interestingly, congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. I was also interested to hear about therapeutic hypothermia, in which a patient’s core temperature is lowered to 34°C as a neuroprotective measure.