Hands On Product Reviews January 2017

Improved Manikin Control Graphical user interface changed the way we interact with computers. Since the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984, all computers have become more intuitive and require less knowledge of computer code for the everyday user. Continuing the trend of easy use, the new SimPad Plus from Laerdal has increased the processor speed, improved WiFi connectivity and added a Bluetooth connection to increase the number of manikins the SimPad Plus can control. Running scenarios with manikins or standardized patients remains intuitive and allows the instructor to be in the room or in a vehicle throughout the simulation. The number of heart sounds has increased and includes: aortic stenosis, friction rub, Austin Flint murmur, diastolic murmur, systolic murmur, mitral valve prolapse, opening snap, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, stills murmur and normal heart sounds, which all synchronize with ECG. VITALS Screen size: 5.7" Price: Call for pricing www.laerdal.com 877-LAERDAL (523-7325) Fit for a Woman Men and women are different; you're in medicine and should have realized this by now. One area where female EMS providers notice this on a daily basis is with uniform fit and function. Female pioneers in EMS often had to have uniforms designed for men tailored to the unique needs of the female physique. The new Women's Tactix EMS Pants from First Tactical are specifically designed for women and are loaded with features for...
Source: JEMS Operations - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

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Atrial enlargement  The normal P wave has a maximum amplitude of 2.5 mm (0.25 mV) and a maximum width of 2.5 mm (100 ms). In right atrial enlargement, the amplitude increases while in left atrial enlargement, it is the width (duration) which increases. Both increases in biatrial enlargement. P wave abnormalities are best assessed in leads II and V1. Normal P wave is upright in lead II. In V1, a tiny initial spike is followed by a shallow negative wave. P mitrale: P mitrale is a notched and broad P wave with taller second peak indicating left atrial enlargement. It may be noted that initial part of P wave is contribut...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: HBC incomplete right bundle branch block pattern Left ventricular pressure overload left ventricular volume overload LVH strain pattern P mitrale P pulmonale P tricuspidale Right ventricular pressure overload right ventricular volume ove Source Type: blogs
Palpation initially confirms the findings of inspection and further looks for new findings. Apex beat: Apex beat is defined as the lowest and outer most point of definite cardiac impulse. If apex beat is not felt on left side, immediately check on right side or else we might miss a dextrocardia. There some who even palpate both sides simultaneously for this reason. Apex beat is initially felt with the palm of the hand and then localized with the index finger. Sometimes it may be difficult to palpate in obese individuals and in those with emphysema. Palpation in held expiration and in the left lateral position may help in...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: HBC Source Type: blogs
Discussion Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are malformations of the heart and great vessels. It occurs in about 5-8/1000 live births. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often noted perinatally because of cyanosis, respiratory distress and/or poor feeding or other distress type problems. A review can be found here. Acyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD) can present at birth but often is seen in older children or adults unless the lesions are severe, especially obstructive lesions. Severe lesions may also cause cyanosis and distress type problems in patients also. Shunting lesions cause problems by diverting blood flo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion: In a unit were complex pediatric congenital heart surgery started twenty years ago, an increasing adult CHD workload was documented. Referral came predominantly from cities around the unit, most patients had low complexity defects and were in functional class I, a significant loss of follow-up was documented, and the death of patients was mainly due to the heart defect.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ri S, Manohar K, Marwah A, Mishra S, Mohanty SR, Murthy KS, Suresh PV, Radhakrishnan S, Rajashekar P, Ramakrishnan S, Rao N, Rao SG, Reddy CH, Sharma R, Shivaprakasha K, Subramanyan R, Kumar RS, Talwar S, Tomar M, Verma S, Raju V, Working group on Management of Congenital Heart Disease in India Abstract JUSTIFICATION: A number of guidelines are available for management of congenital heart diseases from infancy to adult life. However, these guidelines are for patients living in high income countries. Separate guidelines, applicable to Indian children, are required when recommending an intervention for congenital he...
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
Anita Saxena, Jay Relan, Ravi Agarwal, Neeraj Awasthy, Sushil Azad, Manisha Chakrabarty, Kulbhushan S Dagar, Velayoudam Devagourou, Baiju S Dharan, Saurabh K Gupta, Krishna S Iyer, M Jayranganath, Raja Joshi, BR J Kannan, Ashish Katewa, Vikas Kohli, Shyam S Kothari, KM Krishnamoorthy, Snehal Kulkarni, R Manoj Kumar, R Krishna Kumar, Sunita Maheshwari, Krishna Manohar, Ashutosh Marwah, Smita Mishra, Smruti R Mohanty, K Samba Murthy, K Nageswara Rao, PV Suresh, S Radhakrishnan, Palleti Rajashekar, S Ramakrishnan, Nitin Rao, Suresh G Rao, HM Chinnaswamy Reddy, Rajesh Sharma, Krishnanaik Shivaprakash, Raghavan Subramanyan, R S...
Source: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This Medicine MCQ Test Series contains 20 questions which can be attempted over 40 seconds each. After submission, answers and discussion will be displayed. Medicine MCQ Test Series 1 Time limit: 0 Quiz-summary 0 of 20 questions completed Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Information ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Medicine MCQ - CVS Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 3 October 2017Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Akash Kasatwar, Rajiv Borle, Nitin Bhola, Rajanikanth K, G.S.V. Prasad, Anendd JadhavAbstractBackgroundCleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital craniofacial deformities seen in children. Various congenital anomalies are reported in the literature to be associated with cleft lip and palate. Cardiac anomalies are one of the most common congenital disorders associated in cleft lip and palate patientsIt includes Cyanotic and acyanotic cardiac diseases likel fallot’s tetralogy, transpositio...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: General Cardiology Source Type: blogs
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