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Re: House, MD
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2007, 08:04:40 PM »
Well, I don't see how you could keep the day-to-day formula of House solving medical mysteries without him being in a hospital.  As for House becoming a better person, that's just a personal preference of mine, which I agree with you in that probably wouldn't make the show better.


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2007, 08:07:22 PM »
acually it would be interesting to see if he could do it without a lot of the advantages the hospitol has.  Or even something like the teaching episode in season 1, or maybe even something as simple as him at a different hospitol. 


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2007, 08:10:14 PM »
I think they should get him off the vicodin.  There are so many medical inaccuracies surrounding his addiction  Give him some Oxy or something for god's sake.  It's better anyway and I perhaps wouldn't want to strangle them in every episode that deals with it, hehe.

I mean, seriously, he has an oncologist who deals with chronic pain medications pretty frequently prescribing his pain meds and he gets vicodin?  Come on.

They could send him to a "hurricane Katrina" situation or be like Dr. Carter on ER and go to Africa but then he wouldn't have his fancy tests and machines.
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Re: House, MD
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2007, 08:11:32 PM »
acually it would be interesting to see if he could do it without a lot of the advantages the hospitol has.  Or even something like the teaching episode in season 1, or maybe even something as simple as him at a different hospitol. 

I thought the episode where he councilled a rape victim was excellent, where he didn't have the advantage of his diagnostic skills or his team to help him.  


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2007, 07:46:00 AM »
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There are so many medical inaccuracies surrounding his addiction 

might curiosity is piqued, what are those inaccuracies?


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #65 on: February 24, 2007, 01:46:22 PM »
The whole Tritter arc brought up a bunch of them.  My favorite was when the doc at the clinic offered to prescribe him Tylenol #3 and then said he couldn't prescribe Vicodin because it was a narcotic. . . wtf?  Their defense of House's "addiction" and the process of addiction and pain management was weak and it would seem like if I know it's weak, a hospital full of doctors would also realize that.  Overall, I think they don't handle the explanation of pain management very well.

However my biggest qualm is that he's a doctor and he knows better than to take that much Tylenol.  His "addiction" to pain medications is often mentioned, the fact that his liver is probably destroyed right now is rarely talked about (although, I did notice he mentioned it in the latest episode).  They seem to be more concerned with his "mental state" which, if he was really in pain is less of an issue with something like vicodin than his liver function.  They should have given him another drug of choice, but I guess vicodin is easier to get in real life than schedule 2 narcotics.  In truth, and I've seen this, if he took that much vicodin, he'd be have external symptoms of liver disease most likely.

It's little things.  Every episode I'm like "That's crazy wrong."  On the other hand, there's lots of "real life" medical inaccuracies that just have to be thrown aside for the glory of television.  For example, I've seen people with tapeworms.   Never once have I seen a surgeon cut them open and extract it on the table.  Why the heck would you?  Wouldn't it be better to give them a medication that would kill it and be done with it? Who cares if she has CIPA.  She can still get surgical complications and infections and everything.  There's also the surgeons legal liability when you slice someone's GI tract open right there on the table and pull out a 30 foot worm.  On the other hand, saying, "Looks like you have a tapeworm!  You should probably take this pill" is a lot less dramatic.

They also make the pharmacist look like a complete and total tool every time they show him.  Pharmacists aren't morons, man! He's always the bumbling idiot in every scene he's in, heh.
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Re: House, MD
« Reply #66 on: February 24, 2007, 01:53:15 PM »
heh,  poor amanda this show is not just touching your sore spot in life, but currently drilling into it. lol

I dont really worry about the medical stuff.  I dont know if its real and i dont want to know, His personality and how he deals with both morality, and with analyzing a problem is what i find interesting.  Also his everybody lies theory is interesting too. 

I just assume its star trek medicine.  Made up stuff thats in acuality secondary to whats actually being done. 


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #67 on: February 24, 2007, 02:05:44 PM »
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There are so many medical inaccuracies surrounding his addiction 

might curiosity is piqued, what are those inaccuracies?
See for yourself.  Each episode reviewed by a medical doctor.  Overall, it seems to do fairly well.

http://www.politedissent.com/house_pd.html


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #68 on: February 24, 2007, 02:06:23 PM »
What gets me is that most of the time it's somewhat accurate.  I mean, granted in a real hospital he wouldn't have the time to spend on one patient and his lackies wouldn't be doing all the tests and such but overall I think it's more accurate than most medical shows.  Sometimes it's just nutty.

I still enjoy it for the story and I love House as a character.
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Re: House, MD
« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2007, 02:12:23 PM »
Interesting site...but his reviews are LONG.  I'll have to read them later or read it when the next House comes on because I'm not obsessed enough to make notes ;)
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Re: House, MD
« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2007, 02:14:24 PM »
The REAL question is who reviews his reviews for accuracy  :)


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #71 on: February 24, 2007, 08:17:29 PM »
In the first season, it seems most of the replies to his reviews were from other medical type people.  I quit reading the replies long ago, so I don't know if that holds true or not.


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2007, 04:13:01 PM »
nice, I didn't know there was a house thread here, this site gets better and better....I'm a complet house addict..

I really liked the discussion of his addiction, I had another huge problem with something else in the whole trotter thing. Why on earth did house have like 90 vicotin bottles, it's like hes a squirrel hiding nuts, what addict is going to have bottles everywhere, wouldn't he finish one, throw it get another, not leave 90 bottles with 2 pills in each. Who saves all that crap.

 I understand they were trying to show he had a huge problem, but come on. Also why on earth does he take vicotin, he could easily switch to something like oxycotin and dose it out the same a vicotin pill, minus all that tylenol. My girlfriend just brought up a good point though, as a show, they probably don't want to use oxycotin since it has such a stigma attached to it, but they should have come up with something else then.
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Re: House, MD
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2007, 04:22:20 PM »
doesnt a stigma has to be well known to be a stigma.  Becuase im going to assume that everyone is as retarded as i am and not know about said stigma.


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Re: House, MD
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2007, 04:29:56 PM »
   Is oxycotin the stuff Rush Limbaugh was hooked on?  I mean, before he was caught with the big bottle of Viagra with somebody else's name on it.