Answers to 5 question clinicians struggle with when managing patients with acute or suspected pulmonary embolism.
Today there are more than 500 active volcanoes in the world. During an eruption, the impact hurls rock debris that can set buildings on fire and cause windows to break. Noxious fumes are also released, endangering people who live within 100 miles of the eruption.
Don't drink too much alcohol before eating. It may dull your senses,and you might not chew food properly or might try to swallow too large a portion of food. Take small bites. Cut meat into small pieces. Chew your food thoroughly. Do not give popcorn,nuts,or hard candy to children younger than 4
Can implementing a simple lumbar puncture pack improve the diagnosis of CNS infections?
Also known as industrial truck operators, forklift operators drive a truck that is equipped with a hydraulic lifting mechanism that makes it easy to move heavy objects around a factory, warehouse or construction site. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that emplo
What role should hospitalists play in addressing causes of skyrocketing health-care costs--and providing solutions?
A new wave of ultrasound therapy gives another option for healing foot ulcers . . .
Heat stroke occurs when a person has spent too much time in high temperatures. Heat stroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion and must be treated immediately. There are no tests to diagnose heat stroke, but you can recognize its symptoms. Once you diagnose the heat stroke, call for emergency
Emergency physicians often work with consulting specialists and pharmacists, but who is held liable in the event of a malpractice case?
Millions of spiders weave their webs in the U.S, but which are dangerous?detail of dew on spiders web image by Tomo Jesenicnik from Fotolia.comOf the more than 3,000 spiders crawling across America, only three species represent a real danger or threat to humans. While the prevalence of...
When osteoporosis weakens bones in the spinal column, fractures known as compression fractures can occur in the back, which causes pain and poor posture. Vertobroplasty is a method of "re-inflating" the bone to restore posture and relieve pain in a minimally invasive manner. Due to the very little s
This report examines a rare case of spontaneous spinal and intracranial subdural hematoma in a patient who initially presented with back pain.
Is barium therapy effective in preventing recurrence of diverticular bleeding?
A homemade arm splint can be made with many things in your house or backyard. Knowing this life-saving tool will benefit your friends and family. This type of splint is useful if someone in your family breaks his/her arm at home, as it keeps the arm in place until you reach the hospital, where it
The human body relies on intricately calibrated natural chemicals called hormones to control the function of many organs and cells. Hormonal imbalances that result in too much, or too little, of those chemicals cause problems that range from minor to life-threatening. Fortunately, many hormonal imb
Fire sprinklers are an essential part of an overall commercial or residential fire protection program. Depending on the media used in the sprinkler head and the method of activation, these systems can be depended on to extinguish fires or suppress the intensity and control the spread of a fire. Seve
Does skin graft in conjunction with fat grafting improve the rate of healing for the treatment of chronic sickle cell ulcers?
The radius is the larger of the two bones in the forearm. It lies on the thumb-side of the forearm and has functions in both the elbow and the wrist joints. The neck of the radius is located proximally, near the elbow. The radius is involved in elbow flexion, forearm supination and pronation, and al
Anaphylactic shock occurs when an individual is exposed to something that their immune system perceives as an allergen. It is the severest form of an allergic reaction. This condition can be triggered by substances such as insect venom, peanuts, latex and some medications. An individual who goes int