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Through a Glass, Darkly

Through a Glass, Darkly PERSPECTIVES For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now pus nephritis—a chest CT angiogram performed to rule I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. out pulmonary embolism had prompted pulmonary con- 1 Corinthians 13:12 sultation for incidentally noted mediastinal lymphade- nopathy. Despite prophylactic administration of desmo- “Do you have any questions for us before we go to the pressin for uremic bleeding, I feared the wave of crimson bronchoscopy suite, Dr Bryant?” would never cease, as I placed the bronchoscope to the Without corrective lenses—removed at the request of bronchial wall in an effort to tamponade the bleeding. my bedside nurse, prior to administration of general an- “...As well as collapsed lung....” One of my men- esthesia—the world is a series of blurred polygons that tors had glibly told me that if I did not eventually have a vaguely resemble familiar objects. To my left, the tall trap- bronchoscopy complicated by pneumothorax, then I was ezoid that I recognize as the attending anesthesiologist simply “not doing enough bronchoscopies.” The credo is engaging me in a preoperative dialogue that is at once was undoubtedly of little http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Through a Glass, Darkly

JAMA Internal Medicine , Volume 172 (13) – Jul 9, 2012

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2012.2765
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22777628
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Abstract

PERSPECTIVES For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now pus nephritis—a chest CT angiogram performed to rule I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. out pulmonary embolism had prompted pulmonary con- 1 Corinthians 13:12 sultation for incidentally noted mediastinal lymphade- nopathy. Despite prophylactic administration of desmo- “Do you have any questions for us before we go to the pressin for uremic bleeding, I feared the wave of crimson bronchoscopy suite, Dr Bryant?” would never cease, as I placed the bronchoscope to the Without corrective lenses—removed at the request of bronchial wall in an effort to tamponade the bleeding. my bedside nurse, prior to administration of general an- “...As well as collapsed lung....” One of my men- esthesia—the world is a series of blurred polygons that tors had glibly told me that if I did not eventually have a vaguely resemble familiar objects. To my left, the tall trap- bronchoscopy complicated by pneumothorax, then I was ezoid that I recognize as the attending anesthesiologist simply “not doing enough bronchoscopies.” The credo is engaging me in a preoperative dialogue that is at once was undoubtedly of little

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Published: Jul 9, 2012

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