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Transradial PCI Ups Hand, Wrist Impairment Risk, Study Cautions

Nearly three-fourths of patients undergoing transradial PCI in a cohort study had upper-extremity dysfunction, a finding described by one expert as a "dropping a small hand grenade into the radial community."  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Acute Respiratory Distress, Hypoxia, and a Large Right Ventricle on Bedside Ultrasound

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
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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Spring Seminar Goes to Noosa! | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

A boutique emergency conference, aimed at EM clinicians who like to get their hands dirty. Fast-paced, practical, controversial, and bang up-to-date. And set in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. How's that!  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 3 years ago
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Picture tests in anatomy arm and forearm 3

After completion of this video you will be able identify and discuss some features of the arm and forearm: Ulnar nerve, cutaneous innervation of the hand, te...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis can damage the large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers. If other treatments don't relieve your pain, your doctor may advise artificial...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Broken Wrist (Wrist Fracture)

Your wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones, allowing you to move your hand up and down, and side to side, as well as to rotate. A fracture can occur...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Wrist Replacement

If you have wrist arthritis with no relief from pain, you may need an artificial joint. Learn what to expect from this wrist surgery.  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Awesome Conference on the Sunshine Coast |

In case you haven’t been to an SSEM before – this is a boutique Australasian emergency conference run by a not-for-profit organisation. It is squarely aimed at EM clinicans who like to get their hands dirty. The emphasis is on practical stuff: SSEM is legendary for the quality of its workshops.  
resus.me
over 3 years ago
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Quick Finger-prick Test Reliably Monitors Clozapine Levels

A spot of dried blood on a special filter paper that is then mailed to a laboratory is a way of detecting therapeutic doses of clozapine. It is especially useful in underserviced areas.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sign language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A sign language (also signed language) is a language which chiefly uses manual communication to convey meaning, as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to express a speaker's thoughts. Sign languages share many similarities with spoken languages (sometimes called "oral languages", which depend primarily on sound), which is why linguists consider both to be natural languages. Although there are also some significant differences between signed and spoken languages, such as how they use space grammatically, sign languages show the same linguistic properties and use the same language faculty as do spoken languages.[1][2] They should not be confused with body language, which is a kind of non-linguistic communication.  
en.wikipedia.org
over 3 years ago
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Musculoskeletal Examination - Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Video of Examination of upper extremity  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Kanavel sign

to diagnose flexor tenosynovitis  
Victoria Ho
about 1 year ago