About The Podcast and Blog

“I did not want to write what the unlearned could not understand or what the learned would not care to read” The PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog is designed to help physician assistants master the information from the NCCPA blueprint … Continue reading

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Cheyne-Stokes Respirations Other Known Aliases – none Definition – oscillating, crescendo-decrescendo pattern of progressive deeper and faster breathing followed a gradual decrease culminating in a period of apnea Clinical Significance – this pattern is theorized to be a delay in … Continue reading

Ep-PAINE-nym

Whipple Procedure Other Known Aliases – pancreaticoduodenectomy Definition – pancreaticoduodenectomy cholecystectomy, choledochojejunostomy, pancreaticojejunostomy, and gastrojejunostomy Clinical Significance – this type of surgery is performed to resect pancreatic head tumors. It generally performed at large, high-volume medical centers as this has … Continue reading