The goal of DidacticsOnline.com is to provide reviews and comments on various topics in medical discussion. Didactic discussions are an important aspect of medical education.
We also hope to add what we refer to as an “Osteopathic voice” whenever possible. We will include information on Osteopathic practices and principles; including approach to patient, use of Osteopathic manipulative therapy and various aspects of the Osteopathic profession.
Didacticsonline does not aim to replace other more comprehensive resources. We hope to be a supplement resource and a catalyst for further discussion.
Quick Pimps: GI Bleeding
This is a common topic to be pimped on in Emergency Medicine. This pathology is not uncommon, can manifest with varying signs and symptoms and is associated with a high mortality. This topic is extremely important to understand, not only because of its occurrence rate and related mortality, but because the actions taken immediately in the Emergency […]
Monitoring Critically Ill Patients
Vital basics on vital signs and other signs that are vital. Our goal in medicine is to gather and organize data, interpret that data and ultimately make decisions in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease. The initial part of this system is to ensure that adequate and correct data is collected and interpreted with knowledge […]
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Rob Kawa discusses Acute respiratory distress syndrome. ARDS PDF ARDS Podcast
Mutiple Endocrine Neoplasias (MEN syndromes)
“Oh, this is definitely MEN syndrome….but which one?” No matter how many times I have memorized these syndromes I feel like the information is gone after a week. I looked around for helpful study tips but since most use a combination of “this many Ps and that many Ms”…yet everything is a P or M, […]
Osteopathic Approach for Palliative and Hospice Care
Rob Kawa talks palliative care in this podcast. This is a great talk going over lots of Osteopathic principles as well as techniques. This should also help those out there with a COMLEX exam coming up. Enjoy! OMT In Hospice and Palliative Care PDF
Quick Pimps: Approach to Rheumatic Patient
Here is a quick overview of many rheumatologic pathologies. My goal was to create a quick visual aid to assist in differential diagnosis and managing the dreaded rheumatology board question. I plan on editing and adding to the form so I welcome any comments. Approach to Rheumatic Patient
Great review for pharmacists as well! Good job!
Some good science some bad science
The whole omm is very broadly looked at and therefore a bit vague. Usually some DO just says they've had success doing something vague to help a patient. Ignores the fact that another doctor is acting as an adjunct treatment for patients. Otherwise they do a good job covering the important material for select topics. Definitely doesn't put omt on a pedestal so I think any med student could benefit.
This is a nice review for some common medical issues. As an OMS III on rotations it will be useful to have a trusted source for OMT review, as it is difficult on some rotations to keep up with using it. Thanks NSU Fellows!