Which programming language to learn for beginners? #code #coding #progamming

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Kris:

Medicine and technology should merge. Check out the best programming languages to learn for a beginner.

Originally posted on Love. Laughter. Life. Medicine.:

When starting something new… ask the experts!

Ever since graduating college, I’ve always had an interest in technology.  In fact, it probably started before college when I got my first Commodore 64.  However, a busy life and other hobbies have always led me to pursue those passions over my technological curiosity.  Well, now that I’m in a great place in my life to explore other venues and really use my creativity to explore…I want to know where to start!

So, I went to Google (of course!).

Radar: Which Language Should You Learn First? –> Javascript

Lifehacker: 5 Best Programming Languages for First-time Learners –> Java, Ruby, Python, C/C++, Javascript

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Lifehacker: Which programming language should I learn first?

The Next Web: Best programming languages breakdown

Bento: Showcases the best resources for learning to code  –> Bento

Best Programming Languages to Learn 2014 –> Java, C, C++, Python, C#, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby…

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OB Anesthesia

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Today, I’m on call covering OB.

MGH: OB anesthesia Q&A for patients

BWH: OB anesthesia Q&A for patients

IARS 2010: OB anesthesia in the 21st century

IARS 2011: OB anesthesia update

Lately, I’ve been changing my regimen for pain control with PCEA.  It seems most of my partners use a 10ml/hr basal rate, 5ml bolus dose, 10 minute lockout, and 30 ml/hr max.

My strategy for PCEA (0.0625% bupi + 2mcg/ml fentanyl):

  • 5ml/hr basal rate
  • 10ml bolus
  • 20 minute lockout
  • 35 ml/hr max

Anesth Analges 2007: A Comparison of a Basal Infusion with Automated Mandatory Boluses in Parturient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia During Labor.

Br J Anaesth 2010:Labour analgesia and obstetric outcomes.

Neuraxial anesthesia in the non-pregnant patient

Anesthesiology Research and Practice 2012: Recent advances in epidural analgesia.

Br J Anaesth 2012: Failed epidural: causes and management.

TAVR Team: conscious sedation vs. general anesthesia

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Today, we had a guest speaker Christian Spies from Queen’s Hospital in Hawaii who spoke on his experience with his TAVR team and conscious sedation vs. general anesthesia for these patients.  More specifically, we are speaking of the transfemoral route.

Keypoints:

  • Patient selection is key (consider for COPD; bad for OSA)
  • Short surgical time for monitored anesthesia care (MAC)
  • Decrease invasive monitoring (no PA catheter,+/-CVP)
  • No difference in hospital LOS or 1 year mortality rate
  • Move from TEE to TTE if MAC
  • Be prepared to convert MAC to GA (can be difficult in already tenuous patient in a crowded space under the drapes)
  • MAC agents: dexmetetomidine, propofol, ofirimev
  • Decrease pressor use
  • Develop an algorithm for MAC vs. GA and patient selection

For my own lit search: