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Preventing Peripheral Vein Collapse During Cannulation

Preventing Peripheral Vein Collapse During Cannulation

How do these techniques affect the compressibility of peripheral veins during cannulation?......[Read More]
Pressure Mapping for Ulcer Prevention in MICU

Pressure Mapping for Ulcer Prevention in MICU

A new take on 'global positioning' technology -- this time it's for preventing decubitus ulcers.......[Read More]
How to Cut Plastic Rings

How to Cut Plastic Rings

When you throw away the clear plastic rings attached to your six-pack, you may not consider where they go after trash pickup day. Unfortunately, garbage like plastic rings doesn't go to a high-security landfill where it will never return. Sometimes those plastic rings end up killing a wild animal. D......[Read More]
Remote Assessment for IV Thrombolysis of Ischemic Stroke

Remote Assessment for IV Thrombolysis of Ischemic Stroke

Is remote telephone assessment effective in evaluating patients with acute ischemic stroke for IV thrombolytic therapy?......[Read More]
Contralateral Mastectomy After Unilateral Breast Cancer

Contralateral Mastectomy After Unilateral Breast Cancer

This study assess contralateral prophylactic mastectomy outcomes in women with unilateral breast cancer.......[Read More]
How do I Find a Doctor in Alberta?

How do I Find a Doctor in Alberta?

A doctor is an individual who can help to diagnose and treat medical problems. Alberta is a province of Canada. It is located in the west. If you have not lived in Alberta for an extended period of time, or if you are visiting Alberta and you need medical attention, you will want to know where you c......[Read More]
Transvaginal US Probe Contamination by HPV in the ED

Transvaginal US Probe Contamination by HPV in the ED

This study explores the issue of HPV contaminated transvaginal sonography probes in the ED. How common is it -- and are the current disinfection methods sufficient?......[Read More]
What Does a Tornado Watch Mean?

What Does a Tornado Watch Mean?

A tornado watch means atmospheric conditions favor tornado development and it is possible a tornado could develop. (See References 1, pg. 66) Often a severe thunderstorm warning precedes or accompanies a tornado watch.......[Read More]
15 Things Dermatologists Think Hospitalists Need to Know

15 Things Dermatologists Think Hospitalists Need to Know

Many generalists may feel unprepared to address hospitalized patients with challenging dermatologic conditions. When should a dermatologist be called in?......[Read More]
Tick Bites: Signs of Tick Paralysis-Related Information

Tick Bites: Signs of Tick Paralysis-Related Information

A list of topics related to Tick Bites: Signs of Tick Paralysis.......[Read More]
Writer With a Painful Breast Mass

Writer With a Painful Breast Mass

A 59-year-old female writer presented with the complaint of a large, painful mass in the right breast. Test your history of medicine skills with this interesting case.......[Read More]
How do I Check History on Doctors?

How do I Check History on Doctors?

Because physicians undergo years of training and hard work before they can practice, patients often assume they are trustworthy. But occasionally, the doctor has a history of disciplinary action or lawsuits. Make sure your physician is trusted by patients, colleagues and regulatory agencies before p......[Read More]
Validation of S100B Use in Managing Mild Head Injury

Validation of S100B Use in Managing Mild Head Injury

Serum S100B levels can be an effective biomarker in mild head injury. What are its implications in managing these patients?......[Read More]
How to Wrap an Elastic Bandage

How to Wrap an Elastic Bandage

Elastic bandages are used on injuries like sprains to help increase blood flow or slow swelling. They can also be used to hold compresses or wound bandages in place. These bandages come with metal clasps or Velcro fasteners. The figure-eight technique is especially useful for adding support to your ......[Read More]
Stun Gun Safety

Stun Gun Safety

Police and military units worldwide have been using stun guns for years, and now they have gained popularity as a personal protection device. It is important to remember that stun guns and Tasers are not toys and should always be used safely.......[Read More]
Sexual Activity-Related Emergency Department Admissions

Sexual Activity-Related Emergency Department Admissions

The authors report on the incidence of sexual intercourse-related ED admissions over an 11-year period.......[Read More]
How to Check if a Doctor Has a Lawsuit Pending Against Him

How to Check if a Doctor Has a Lawsuit Pending Against Him

District courts report successful malpractice lawsuits against a doctor to the medical board in the state in which the doctor practices medicine. However, if you want to check if a doctor has a lawsuit pending against him, you must contact the court directly. Although you can search through some cou......[Read More]
Effects of Aloe Vera Cream on STSG Donor Site Management

Effects of Aloe Vera Cream on STSG Donor Site Management

Split-thickness skin graft donor site management with aloe vera may speed up the healing process.......[Read More]
First Aid for Stinging Nettles

First Aid for Stinging Nettles

Common nettles, garden nettles and hybrid nettles are all referred to as stinging nettles because they are covered with small hairs that release pain-causing chemicals on contact, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The hollow, brittle hairs contain histamine, which causes swelli......[Read More]
11 Things Gastroenterologists Want Hospitalists to Know

11 Things Gastroenterologists Want Hospitalists to Know

How can hospitalists best utilize consultations to manage patients with gastroenterology disorders?......[Read More]