Stem cell transplants, a slide show

As first-year fellows, we have to present a case at the Medical Oncology Service tumor board every four weeks. Obviously, I can’t share the details of those talks here. But I can post a sanitized version of my slides, with all identifying information removed.

My first talk was about ...

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Pain. And Palliation.

I am not spiritual, or religious. Living in an atheist country that suddenly takes a turn towards militant Christian fundamentalism does that to you. I don’t believe in woo. I do believe that American doctors are overtreating their patients’ pain, and that American patients are too sensitized to it ...

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Posle USMLE-a: pozivi

Programi su pre nešto više od dve nedelje počeli da skidaju prijave sa ERAS-a. Ako vas je neko već pozvao, čestitam! Ako nije1, još nije vreme za brigu—većina programa pozivnice šalje u talasima, svake dve-tri nedelje, sve do kraja oktobra-sredine novembra.

Ako vam ni do tada ne ...

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It’s well-known that most common knowledge is false

Did you hear the one about not prescribing angiotensin receptor blockers to patients with ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema? I’ve had heated debates with residents in my old clinic who did not want to even consider ARBs for a patient with worsening diabetic nephropathy who’s had lip swelling while on ...

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No, there’s nothing wrong with your attention span

After skimming through the fifth long-form article about the increase in bite-sized consumable writing made for the short-attention-span—-dare I say “millennial”—-crowd, I became scared for my own tenacity. Would the 15-year-old me, the one who had read the LotR cover to cover, be horrified by this balding humunculus ...

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Which opioids are safe in kidney and liver failure?

Many times during residency I looked for a table like this online. There weren’t any, so I decided to create one.

Ye’r welcome.

Source: Induru RR, et al. Managing Cancer Pain: Frequently Asked Questions. Cleveland Clinic Journal Of Medicine. 2011;78(7).

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What I learned and unlearned on bone marrow transplants

The average heme/onc fellowship program doesn’t have many “tough” rotations. The one that is universally feared is the erroneously named Bone marrow transplant service2. After spending six weeks on such rotation fresh out of (Chief) residency, I think I can understand—-though not agree with—-the reasons ...

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About Miloš Miljković

A medical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Father of Dora, husband of Ivana, son of Dragan.

@miljko on Twitter, Miljko on Facebook.