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(MedPage Today) -- Hundreds treated in area hospitals for burns, respiratory issues
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

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This article describes the case of a 70-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease, and peripheral arterial occlusive disease who presented with a 1.5% total-body-surface-area, third-degree burn to the left hallux with dry gangrene extending to the midfoot. Ankle brachial indexes were 0.66 on the left and 0.64 on the right. Toe pressures on the left were absent because of extensive dry gangrene. His right foot had a prior transmetatarsal amputation. Using a retrograde pedal approach, a chronic total occlusion of the left posterior tibial artery was recanalized with balloon angioplasty. He then underwent a...
Source: Advances in Skin and Wound Care - Category: Dermatology Tags: Features: Case Report Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2018 Source:Microbial Pathogenesis, Volume 114 Author(s): Chaohong Yin, Longwei Xie, Yun Guo The management of burn wound victims is often considered a difficult task due to frequent infections. Moreover, the treatment with conventional antibiotics is associated with the upsurge of drug resistant bacterial strains. Therefore there is pressing need to explore antimicrobials that could overcome these problems. Plant extracts have been used as antimicrobials in different systems of medicine. Gentiana species have been widely used in Chinese system of traditional medicine for the treatment of various...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: 16 December 2017 Source:New Scientist, Volume 236, Issue 3156
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Vascular Dynamics said early this month it tapped former NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) exec and Ellipse Technologies CEO Ed Roschak as its new president and chief executive. Prior to joining Mountain View, Calif.-based Vascular Dynamics, Roschak served as prez and CEO of Ellipse Technologies, which he saw through a $410 million acquisition by NuVasive. He then took up a position as CEO of NuVasive’s specialized orthopedics business. “We are fortunate that Ed has decided to join the VDI Team as CEO.  He has extensive experience in managing the IDE/PMA process with the FDA, raising capital to finance c...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Aptus EndoSystems Inc. Asante Solutions Boston Scientific Cutera Inc. Ellipse Technologies Inc. Encision Inc. Genoptix Inc. Halyard Health Hologic johnsonandjohnson Novartis Nuvasive Presbia regentys t Source Type: news
Six major wildfires are torching Southern California, covering an area larger than New York City and Boston combined. The Thomas Fire — the largest of the six and the fifth-largest blaze in modern California history — covers 238,500 acres. The other fires have destroyed nearly 260,000 acres, officials said. At least 18,000 homes and other structures are threatened by the fires and more than 1,000 structures have been wiped out, according to the fire protection agency Cal Fire. Cal Fire officials said the Thomas Fire was 30 percent contained as of late Wednesday. Some residents have been allowed back in their ho...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Air Pollution Control District asbestos exposure Cal Fire California Department of Toxic Substances Control Charles Conway Karen Relucio Napa County Richard Belkin Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Santa Barbara County Sonoma County Thomas F Source Type: news
Deck the halls with drama. Fat Santa inflatables puff to life on lawns in my neighborhood. Colored lights burn warm around
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Updated Date: Dec 15, 2017 EST
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: alerts
AbstractDuring critical illness, dramatic alterations in neutrophil biology are observed including abnormalities of granulopoeisis and lifespan, cell trafficking and antimicrobial effector functions. As a result, neutrophils transition from powerful antimicrobial protectors into dangerous mediators of tissue injury and organ dysfunction. In this article, the role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of critical illness (sepsis, trauma, burns and others) will be explored, including pathological changes to neutrophil function during critical illness and the utility of monitoring aspects of the neutrophil phenotype as biomarker...
Source: Cell and Tissue Research - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cellular Physiology - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: ORGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
Cut the wine and try yogurt says Dr Eunjung Jo, a dentist at Astor Smile in New York City, who explains there are some golden rules to avoid aggravating the burn and speed up your recovery.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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