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Lumbar Puncture

Say what? This procedure is performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Emergency department indications A lumbar puncture is only indicated in the emergency department to diagnose or rule out:1 CNS infection Subarachnoid hemorrhage in a patient with a negative CT scan Idiopathic intracranial hypertension Any contraindications? There are no absolute contraindications, and the…  
foamneedssoap.com
over 4 years ago
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The ED Thoracotomy

EM Curious warmly welcomes two new authors, John Sarwark and Andrew Pirrotte from the Procedures Club blog! First up, the ED Thoracotomy!  
emcurious.com
over 4 years ago
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NewFemoral

he femoral nerve block procedure was one of the very first blocks written on the Neuraxiom website so it is clearly time to re-write and update the details of the block.  
neuraxiom.com
over 4 years ago
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Post Lumbar Puncture Headaches - R.E.B.E.L. EM - Emergency Medicine Blog

Lumbar puncture is a commonly performed procedure in the emergency department. Post lumbar puncture headache is not an infrequent complication from LPs.  
rebelem.com
over 4 years ago
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Procedure: Open Cricothyrotomy for Historical Purposes Only

Here is my video on performing open cricothyrotomy in 3 situations: with a trach set and an assistant, with a trach set when alone, and when you only have a scalpel.  
emcrit.org
over 4 years ago
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ME AND MY OPERATION: Sieve in the heart to catch killer blood clots 

Colonel Stanley Rogers, 88, had the procedure, as he tells CAROL DAVIS.  
dailymail.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation performs first US implant of valve replacement device

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the US The Tendyne Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve is designed to give implanting physicians total control because it is fully repositionable and retrievable which allows physicians to see the outcome before the procedure is closed. If proven efficacious, this may be an option for patients who are not deemed candidates for conventional surgery.  
eurekalert.org
over 4 years ago
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I Tried A Sensory Deprivation Tank and Lost My Mind

Los Angeles seems to be the testing grounds for the latest snake oil diets, weird versions of yoga, and other whacky mind and body improvement methods. I...  
huffingtonpost.com
over 4 years ago
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Cardiac tissue grown on 'spider silk' substrate

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, a group of researchers has found. The cultivation of organs and tissues from a patient’s cells is the bleeding edge of medical research – regenerative methods can solve the problem of transplant rejection. However,it’s quite a challenge to find a suitable frame, or substrate, to grow cells on, researchers say.  
sciencedaily.com
over 4 years ago
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Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds - MedicineNet

Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows.  
medicinenet.com
over 4 years ago
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Medtronic Attempts A Do-Over On Renal Denervation | MDDI Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry News Products and Suppliers

Some physicians believe renal denervation is pretty much history. After all, back in January 2014, the biggest trial of renal denervation conducted by Medtronic failed spectacularly in being unable to lower blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension six months following the procedure. Soon after that announcement and well before its merger with Medtronic, Covidien too pulled the plug on its OneShot renal denervation program citing slow market growth in Europe.  
mddionline.com
over 4 years ago
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New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off - MedicineNet

Fewer people are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for strokes caused by blood clots in the brain, which experts read as a sign that current stroke prevention methods are working.  
medicinenet.com
over 4 years ago
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Medtronic CoreValve System Receives FDA Approval For Transcatheter Valve-In-Valve Procedures

Medtronic plc recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the CoreValve System for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures in...  
meddeviceonline.com
over 4 years ago
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TAVI: FDA adds 'valve-in-valve' indication for Medtronic's CoreValve – MassDevice

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today scored a double for its CoreValve replacement heart valve, after Japanese regulators approved the transcatheter aortic valve implant and the FDA expanded its indication to include "valve-in-valve" procedures.  
massdevice.com
over 4 years ago
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Perc Trach Deformed Shiley | Resus Review

During a perc trach procedure, the edge of the Shiley tracheostomy tube can catch on the tracheal rings deforming the shape and making it difficult to cannulate into the trachea.  
resusreview.com
over 4 years ago
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Fiberoptic Awake Oral Intubation | Resus Review

Tutorial and procedure steps for performing fiberoptic awake oral intubation including equipment, preparation, and medications.  
resusreview.com
over 4 years ago
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Perc Trach Procedure Documentation | Resus Review

Easy to adapt sample procedure note for perc trach performed at bedside guided by bronchoscopy.  
resusreview.com
over 4 years ago
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Transvenous Pacing

You might be thinking, "Transvenous pacing? Really? That made the cut?" We've chosen to highlight this procedure as it is, on paper, very straightforward, but in reality (as noted by several practitioners we've talked with), it can be filled with tons of confusing variables and details.  
emcurious.com
over 4 years ago
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Teaching Practical Skills with SETT UP | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Teaching practical procedures on the shop floor, the five stage approach to SETT UP for success  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago