I'm finally finished my January term and moot court - the thing I was least looking forward to in all of law school. And, it went well! Now I get to sleep.
I'll be back to more regular blogging soon, but here is something really cool. When he diagnosed my Brugada Syndrome, Dr. Sneakers told me to sign up for brugadadrugs.org, a website managed by the Department of Cardiology at the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Centre and a network of electrophysiologists across the world. The website keeps an up-to-date list of drugs best avoided by Brugada patients. It names each drug, what it's commonly used for, and why it could be harmful, and it even distinguishes between drugs which must never be taken, and drugs which should be avoided when possible.
The coolest thing is that the website emails you every time a new drug is added - I got an email last week telling me I should avoid tramodol. It allows me to keep an updated list with me at all times, so that whenever I need to grab something at the drug store, even a supplement, I can check to make sure it's safe. It's a great example of how researchers, physicians and patients can stay connected in a way that really helps people.