Get Your Questions Ready, It’s Time to Ask Gomerdog!

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Meet Gomerdog, our new Gomerblog dog!  It’s been a while since we’ve done our “Ask a…” series, so to welcome Gomerdog let’s go to the mailbag and ask him some of your burning questions.

Dear Gomerdog,

Over the past month I’ve taken care of patients with limbic encephalitis, an autoimmune condition characterized by limbic system inflammation, and I noticed that several of them had underlying diagnoses of cancer.  Which cancers are most commonly associated with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis?  I’m too lazy to look it up.

– Harvey the Hospitalist

Dear Harvey,


Dear Gomerdog,

I can’t get a hold of Infectious Diseases, so maybe you can help.  My patient presented with chest pain, was found to have a diastolic murmur on exam.  Turns out he has infective endocarditis of his aorta.  He has poor dentition.  No prior history of valve surgeries.  Blood cultures are pending.  What antibiotics should I put him on?

– Isaac the Intern

Dear Isaac,


Dear Gomerdog,

I know you love the Krebs cycle as much as I do, but do you think it’s a good idea if I get it tattooed on my body?  I mean I’ve committed it to memory obviously, but I think nothing says “I love you” more than permanently inking it on my skin.  Thoughts?

– Karen Weaselsnout-Jones

Dear Karen,


Gomerdog is the latest addition to the Gomerblog team.  He doesn’t speak or read, but he’s a good boy!  He looks forward to hearing your questions.  Or fetching a ball.  He loves it when he gets to fetch a ball.

Need some more advice?
Ask a 4th-Year Med Student (Who’s Checked Out for the Year)
Ask a Hospitalist
Ask a Surgical Intern, Part 1
Ask a Surgical Intern, Part 2

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