Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Machinery Methods

We had a seminar with Dr.Olisova today for 2 hours. It was refreshing from the usual routine. In Dermatolgy, the patients take other forms of therapy apart from medication and cream/lotion application. Therapy such as photochemotherapy (PUVA), ozone therapy, acupuncture, electric therapy (electrophoresis), and the list goes on.

I have witnessed but not even half of the treatment procedures personally, usually I bring my patients to the door front and ciao. But after today, I think the next time I come around, I will stay to learn more. Of course the equipment aren't new and shiny.. in fact I nearly cried when Dr.Olisova said, "We were the pioneers in using these methods" and she tapped on the cranky metal box. OMG. The world out there is like using sleek, state of the art machines!

Classic example of Wall-E vs Eve.

Hahahahahaha I loved that movie!

I was engrossed in our little hospital tour actually. It was educational and reminded me of the good ol' Rombongan Sambil Belajar in school. Except that they are my colleagues and out of the number of 20s.. I don't know anything about the other 15. I speak and work with a few of them, that's about it. Apart from the usual "gang", I'm not sure if it's even possible to make some friends within the department. Even when we chat, it's never personal but solely about the cases.

Like.. "I ain't here to be best friends with you" mode. Errr.. okay.

A racist, arrogant and fake bitch for colleague (3rd from left)

Dr.Olisova is 100% against tanning salons, the whole artificial tan scam. She explained that PUVA therapy (Psolaren+ultraviolet A rays) are meant to treat Psoriasis, eczema and other skin mycosis. Patients need clearance to undergo the therapy because there are certain health and skin conditions which contraindicate its usage. When you go to the tanning salons, they don't ask for your health reports, they don't ask if you have any illnesses (you might not even know if you have any for sure!).

Plus, UV radiation causes skin cancer. One study showed that radiation on tanning beds penetrate 3-8 times deeper into the skin than natural sunlight.

Why deliberately lie on the tanning bed like a coffin? >(

This PUVA machine is quite new.. German brand
The Wall-E version is hidden at the next room LOL

I'm having a bit hiccoughs lately in giving my zacheot *sniff, sniff*. Prof.Kochergin said the textbooks I have are not good enough and suggests I buy a 4-volume American textbook by the author Rook. The set of Dermatology collection costs 24,000pyb (US$875).

Sure. I'll get it.. IN MY DREAMS!!

I only hope I'll be able to clear some before our trip to Malaysia. That's in 3 weeks time! 4 weeks to be exact but.. I don't care! :P


ZhiHao Chua said...

olisova is good~

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Hohoho. Have you seen her being nasty?

ZhiHao Chua said...

not yet~
i dont hope so anyway~
how nasty??

Mich3ll3 said...

I should tell my girl buddies about this! Thank you for sharing the info, sweetie!!!1

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

The common type that makes you feel very low and stupid LOL She can be really sarcastic.

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Uhmmm.. hello Michelle :)

peanut said...

yea.. most of them are racist ler i think. those young ones. i had the same lecture with them for 3 years and i never know any of them. LOL.

whenever we talk is about class too.. but got some better russians out there just tat the med one is kinda weird..

Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

Most seem to have low mentality. Poor things, how to make it in the world out there? LOL