Candid account of a doctor who panicked in the face of a rare disease, and the patient who forged a partnership with him.
3-Phase Bone Scan: Diffusely increased uptake of radionuclide tracer across entire foot, plus periarticular uptake at joints.
Quantify pain in 3 categories: labor pain, pain after trauma or accidents, and clinical pain syndromes.
Medical Advocate Guide: Doctor-Patient Partnership
Casein has more tyrosine than tryptophan (ratio 4/1). In the brain, tyrosine converts to dopamine and norepinephrine which induce alertness. Start your day with skim milk before eating fat or carbohydrate. Half a cup …
Low Lipase impedes fat digestion. Pancreatic Function Test: Measure serum Lipase fasting, then repeat post-Lundh meal at 30 min, 1 hour, and 2 hours. Lipase should peak, then plateau. Biphasic pattern …
80% of GBS patients have disabling fatigue years after the initial stage. Peripheral nerves comprise axons covered with a myelin sheath. Damaged myelin causes conduction slowing and potassium leakage. Dr. Parry investigates …
Medical Advocate Guide: Sustained Release Rx: Experiments in Duration
Medical Advocate Guide: College of Physicians and Surgeons
Road to Justice: Doctor Rating Sites – March to Maturity
Civil claims face two early tests: You must file within the Statute of Limitations. And to withstand a Motion to Strike, your points though novel must be arguable in law.
Defendant Inez J. Cardinal abused her position of trust, and used the law for an improper purpose during her tenure as Prosecutor. The Nelles test was met.
The Crown must disclose all material (whether inculpatory or exculpatory) before your election and plea.
The life of the law is not logic; it is experience.
Historically, stalking was a solo crime. Antistalking laws enacted 1990 reshaped the MO:
·Today's stalker may stay at arm's length and recruit a criminal gang to harass the victim.
·Slander is key: the stalker crafts a ruse to explain why the victim ‘deserves’ misery.
·A hate crime; often targets whistleblowers.
Advocate Guide: Represent Yourself in Court
Legal Advocate Guide: What Goes Around Comes Around
The Canadian Charter seeks to redress a history of exclusion of disabled persons.
Discrimination: failure to make reasonable accommodation.
Illness is a valid ground to miss court. Beware the Prosecutor who exploits your disability and labels you absconding.
That is a self-serving strategy: the aim is a trial in absentia.
Advocate Guide: Disability Rights
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