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Doctors are urged to measure blood pressure in both arms

A different systolic blood pressure in each arm is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events including death, shows a large cohort study of people with no pre-existing vascular disease.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Simple Arm Test Identifies Frailty in Older Trauma Patients

A simple test of upper-extremity motion identifies frailty in older trauma patients, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Reflections on an ass-kicking |

Last weekend I got my butt handed to me and I’m feeling really good about it. I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition, and was beaten unequivocally, having had to submit to avoid having my arm broken after about three minutes into the fight. So what’s to be so cheerful about? Essentially, the whole endeavour was an experiment, and the experiment was a success. I learned a heap about learning, and about myself. Lessons that can be applied to learning resuscitation medicine, or learning anything.  
resus.me
over 4 years ago
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Amputee gamer shows off 'Iron Man arm' - BBC News

Amputee James Young has worked with prosthetics designers to create a unique limb that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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FROM Death We MUST learn

Don't miss the comments at the bottom!I was sent this ECG with the following information:A 37 year old female with no comorbidities, a non-smoker, with no known hyperlipidemia and no family h/o of CAD presented to ED with central chest pain since 5 hours with no radiation, increased by moving her arms and associated with SOB.……  
prehospitalmed.com
over 4 years ago