George N. Braman, MD
Braman G.; Wacker Revisited. Ann Intern Med. 1998;128:69. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-128-1-199801010-00012
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(1):69.
A sharp pain in the back of my neck and left shoulder blade one morning led to a quick trip to the hospital and a ventilation-perfusion scan. The next thing I knew, I was in a hospital bed with a heparin drip.
In the next few days, I found myself trying to adjust to the role of hospital patient. I had my Doppler and my venogram. My prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time were measured regularly. There were the inevitable glitches. The ward nurse, while changing my IV, dropped my Hep-lock on the floor and casually brushed it off. Seeing my look of concern, she said, “Don't worry, the tip is covered.”
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