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Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

The collar compresses the jugular vein, increasing blood volume in the cranium and reducing the brain slosh that occurs during traumatic brain injury in contact-sport athletes, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sports Injury-Prevention Program Shows Promise

A warm-up based on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) program is aimed at reducing the spiraling rate of anterior cruciate ligament tears in teenage girls.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Metabolic Markers May Help Guide Treatment in Trauma Patients

Metabolomics, the study of the small molecules involved in metabolism, may help guide treatment decisions in trauma patients, according to Seattle-based researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Dangers of Over-Resuscitation in Sepsis - emdocs

In previous discussions, we have addressed that IV fluid choices affect patient outcomes in septic shock, and we have shown the evidence that invasive monitoring coupled with aggressive treatments are actually harming our patients.  The question we now face is what is the result of over-resuscitation?   
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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Headache and Visual Loss in Vertebral Artery Dissection

This case demonstrates that the signs of a potentially fatal vertebral artery dissection can be subtle and easily misdiagnosed or missed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bone Fractures and Sprains

Broken or cracked care called “fractures.” Sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments, the fibrous bands that hold your bones together. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the same way. This video offers detailed information on these injuries.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Controversial 999 pilot ambulance trust chief executive resigns

The chief executive of an ambulance trust that was criticised for deliberately delaying response times to patients’ emergency call outs and misreporting its own performance has resigned.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Controversial 999 pilot ambulance trust chief executive resigns

The chief executive of an ambulance trust that was criticised for deliberately delaying response times to patients’ emergency call outs and misreporting its own performance has resigned.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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over 3 years ago
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Why we do what we do: Antibiotics for dog bites

For a long time when encountering a patient who had suffered a dog bite I reflexively placed the patient on antibiotics. Generally, either amoxicillin/clavulanate or clindamycin. Along the way I began to question whether or not there is evidence to support this practice, since I also haven’t seen many infected dog bites. As you may already be aware, most dog bites are from an animal known to the victim. One study from Australia noted that >4/5 were known. In children under 5 the bites are more likely to be in the head/neck (60-70%). See Patronek at al. for more. In older children and adults the extremities – more commonly the dominant hand – are involved.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 3 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
over 3 years ago
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Welsh Ambulance staff sickness levels fall in 2015 - BBC News

Annual sickness levels among ambulance service staff are at the lowest level since 2012, figures show.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Chemical (Alkali and Acid) Injury of the Conjunctiva and Cornea - EyeWiki

EyeWiki, the Eye Encyclopedia written by Eye Physicians & Surgeons.  
eyewiki.aao.org
over 3 years ago
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Controversies in Traumatic Brain Injury - Intensive Care Network

Simon Finfer discusses the current controversies in the management of traumatic brain injury. Dogma dissected.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 3 years ago
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The Leadership Council - The Effect of Childhood Trauma on Brain Development

As recently as the 1980s, many professionals thought that by the time babies are born, the structure of their brains was already genetically determined. However, emerging research shows evidence of altered brain functioning as a result of early abuse and neglect. The key to why this occurs appears to be in the brain.  
leadershipcouncil.org
over 3 years ago
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Do Orthotics for Foot Injuries Really Work?

The orthotics business is booming, but experts differ on whether these devices really correct underlying biomechanical problems for many types of foot injuries or whether gait retraining is superior.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children Aged <5 Years — United States, 1999–2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
over 3 years ago
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Paediatric Blunt Trauma and Microhaematuria – Don't Forget the Bubbles

The urine dipstick has no role in the work-up of paediatric blunt trauma.  The false-negative rate approaches 20%.  A similarly poor false positive rate will also lead to over-investigation of trivial injury if given undue importance.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 3 years ago