Archives for May 2019


I: Vancomycin & the Nephrocidal Maniacs

Vancomycin was first isolated in 1953 by Edmund Kornfeld from a soil sample collected from the jungles of Borneo by a missionary. It is produced by the soil bacterium Amycolatopsis orientalis. It was first licensed for use in patients with penicillin resistant Staph infections in 1958. Yes, vancomycin has been around longer than the Beatles! […]


CREDENCE Trial PODCAST: Can-I-get-a-flozin?

The CREDENCE trial was published in the NEJM last month and it has made some waves in the world of diabetes management. The headlines state that this SGLT2 drug can reduce the progression of diabetic nephropathy. That is big news indeed. So, what do I think about this new data for a drug that had […]


Editorial: Ezetimibe and Etiquette

This is an editorial or rant, I guess it depends on your perspective. I have been contemplating for a few days if I should bother with this post. However, as a wise friend once counselled: “the standard that you walk past, is the standard that you accept.” So I have decided to write this in […]