First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
There are many types of surgical procedures done to repair spine damage. Certain procedures require more recovery time than others. Ultimately there are some basic post-operative procedures to properly care for yourself. Talk to your doctor about your specific recovery plan.
The onset of labor is the most anticipated event of pregnancy. Find out what signs you should look for and when it's time to call your health care provider.
Better bed management is a new mantra for hospitalists nationwide. How is it best accomplished?
An itsy bitsy spider with a nasty bite.
Dental retainers and Invisaligns, the clear aligners that provide an alternative to braces, are not cheap. The appliances are custom-made to fit your mouth and to keep your newly-arranged bite in place. Your teeth are home to bacteria and plaque, even when you take good care of your teeth. As an ext
What's the best way to manage the patient presenting to the ED with acute pain?
Commentary on a study on mortality rates after surgery in patients with cirrhosis published April 2007 in Gastroenterology.
Burn injuries can be very dangerous and result in numerous complications. If you or someone with you suffers a serious burn or minor burns over much of their body, it is important to get to a hospital or consult a medical professional as soon as possible. If you only suffer a minor burn, or you ar
It's a beautiful sunny day at the beach. The day is warm and the surf's inviting. Nothing can ruin a day like this except for one little thing in the form of a small particle. When a grain of sand gets in your eye the fun is over until you can find relief. The only remedy is to safely remove it from
Rashes can be common in children. Know what to look for, when to call your doctor, and what you can do to treat a rash.
The term "hypo unit" is a short form of "hyperthermia/hypothermia unit." These units are blankets or pads used in hospitals, in clinics and by medical professionals to manipulate patients' body temperatures. These units can help return the body temperature of patients suffering from hyperthermia (ex
When back pain begins to severely affect a person's quality of life, surgery may be their only option. Life can change after lumbar surgery, but with proper post-operative care, life after lumbar surgery can be better than ever.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate rates of depression and quality of life in elderly patients with pressure ulcers.
What is the relationship between systolic blood pressure and stroke risk in these patients?
This paper describes a new score that could be helpful in the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome in ED patients with chest pain and normal ECG and troponin values.
Hysterectomies have far-reaching effects both in the immediate aftermath of the surgery and far into the future for the patient. There are three different types of hysterectomies: abdominal, vaginal and laparascopic. Abdominal hysterectomies, when the uterus is removed through the abdomen, is the mo
Commentary on a study of the effect of warfarin thromboprophylaxis in cancer patients with central venous catheters, published February 2009 in The Lancet.
Arc flash explosions are what happens when a large amount of electrical energy is released all at once due to a sudden grounding or arc jump through a gas from one electrode to another. These explosions result in huge fireballs that can burn workers and create a great deal of destruction even as the
In medicine, there are thousands of diseases, tests, and conditions named for their discoverer. How many can you recognize?