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Is high-sensitivity Troponin T sensitive enough to detect acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with early-onset chest pain?
Dehydration may occur due to illness, heat or exercise. When you're ill, drink plenty of fluids to ward off dehydration. Water, juice, frozen ice treats and soups are all excellent ways to keep your body hydrated. Hydrate before engaging in strenuous exercise and keep drinking water or a sports drin
In small rural communities, the hospitalist may be the generalist and the specialist rolled into one; and the patient is likely your neighbor. What unique challenges does the rural hospitalist face?
In many circumstances, a pleasant camping or hiking trip may become disastrous. If a member of the party is injured and cannot make it to a location that provides medical help, it may be necessary for other members of that party to transport the injured or afflicted person to safety. However, if tha
The most common causes of surgical wound complications are bacteria, allergic reactions and thin skin at the wound site. Normally, the bacteria present on the skin is harmless because the skin acts as a barrier, but when the skin is broken, bacteria enter and start to grow. Bandages and antibiotic o
Frank Veith, MD, speaks out against invasive procedures for asymptomatic carotid stenosis until good trials can determine the best candidates.
Health insurance companies rarely will pay for you to visit a specialist like a cardiologist unless you are referred to that specialist by your primary physician. You can request that your physician refer you to the specialist and describe your symptoms or health problems that warrant you needing th
Bacterial colonization of drains can be reduced by local antiseptic interventions in drain care after breast surgery.
Commentary on a study on survival in patients with sentinel node-positive melanoma, published December 2008 in the Annals of Surgery.
People who have a malformed or damaged lymphatic system may suffer from a type of fluid retention called lymphedema. According to the National Cancer Institute, the body's lymph nodes create lymph, a mix of white blood cells and plasma, and circulate it throughout the body as an infection fighter. W
The U.S. Army has clear guidelines and procedures for the reporting of an Army related accident. Such cases might pertain either to human injury or to damage delivered upon Army property, structures, or those involved in Army coordinated activities. As with most military approaches, these situations
Does this study prove that suture repair of incisional hernia should be abandoned?.
A stoma is a surgically created opening that connects a portion of the intestine or urethra to the outside of your body for waste removal. In some cases, the stoma is temporary, created so that remaining tissues can have time to heal. In other cases, if the disease is extensive or you have lost norm
Chronic pressure ulcers are a significant health problem for patients in long-term care facilities.
A burn bubble, also known as a blister, most commonly appears with a second degree burn. A burn bubble is a raised pouch on top of the skin that is filled with fluid, usually clear in color. Burn bubbles occur when the skin is burned from contact with fire, heat or scalding. Properly treating a burn