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Most 10-year-olds who break their arm focus on how many people they can get to sign their cast. But when Robin West broke her arm at that age, she focused on her x-rays. West studied the images of her fracture and then went home and looked up “surgical neck of the humerus” in her treasured paperback copy of Gray's Anatomy, the 1976 edition. She'd asked her parents for it when she was in kindergarten, after spying her anaesthesiologist uncle's copy. “I thought it was kind of cool”, she explains. About 40 years after she received h er first copy of Gray's Anatomy, West has what many people would consider to be a very cool career.
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One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hosp...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Spinal Program Source Type: news
By ANISH KOKA, MD No one knows who Bennie Solis is anymore. He had the misfortune of being born in the early 1960s marked for death. He had a rare peculiar condition called biliary atresia – a disease defined by the absence of a conduit for bile to travel from his liver to his intestinal tract. Bile acid produced in the liver normally travels to the intestines much like water from a spring travels via ever larger channels to eventually empty into the ocean. Bile produced in the liver with no where to go dams up in the liver and starts to destroy it. That the liver is a hardy organ was a fact known to the ancient Gree...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Publication date: September 2017 Source:Journal of Dental Sciences, Volume 12, Issue 3 Author(s): Marta Tanasiewicz, Anna Bubilek-Bogacz, Henryk Twardawa, Małgorzata Skucha-Nowak, Tomasz Szklarski Foreign bodies found in the maxillary sinus include tooth roots, burs, dental impression material, root-filling materials, dental implants, and needles. The purpose of this paper was to present an unusual case of a large foreign body of endodontic origin (root-filling material) removed from the maxillary sinus. A 45-year-old generally healthy male patient reported to the Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics of ...
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Referrals are a main facet of medicine ’s ecosystem. Amino, a platform that synthesizes data from insurance companies to create a transparent healthcare marketplace, wanted to get a full perspective of how referrals work. So they evaluated211 millioninter-specialty referrals from 2016 to determine the top 50 most common referrals. They found that radiologists received more inbound referrals than any other specialist.Amino ’s data team discovered that internists, family practitioners, emergency medicine, pediatricians, and OB/GYNs made the most outbound referrals, and family practitioners and ER physicians had t...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Pennsauken, NJ (May 15, 2017) — Cetylite® Inc. recently designed a new flavor of one of its flagship products, Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel. Cetacaine will now feature a Cool Mint flavored gel, which will be available by mid-June. Indicated for anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes (except the eyes), Cetacaine is pr imarily used to control pain and ease discomfort at the application site.Cetacaine comes available in three forms; liquid, spray, and gel. The liquid form is applied subgingivally into periodontal pockets, where the viscous drops are easily dispensed using the soft-tipped syringe. The spr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Rationale: The zero-profile, standalone device (Zero-P, Synthes GmbH, Switzerland) has been reported to be an effective and safe treatment method with similar clinical outcomes compared with plate. Instrumental complications concerning Zero-P have been little reported. Considering the rarity, we present this amazing case to share with our spinal surgeons and instrument specialists. Patient Concerns: A 46-year-old man patient presented to our hospital with neck and shoulders pain for 23 years, numbness and weak-ness of right hand for 6 months. Diagnoses: Hypoesthesia in the right C6 and C7 roots distribution, myodynamia w...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Elpenor syndrome can occur in a child; consequently, it is important to inform parents of children with sleepwalking about the necessity of always securing the night-time environment. PMID: 28416429 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archives de Pediatrie - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Arch Pediatr Source Type: research
Conclusion: Dental treatment of intellectually disabled patients under general anesthesia can be performed just as safely as that with NID patients.
Source: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
Our pediatric anesthesia group has recently been asked how we confirm correct central line placement when we've inserted them in a jugular or subclavian vein in the operating room. Apparently there have been a few central lines recently in our children's hospital that have been placed too deep resulting in atrial ectopy in one case and SVT in another. I might be wrong, but I get the sense that we are going to be asked to get intraoperative chest films on all of these patients before using... Intraoperative Chest Xray Prior to Use of Newly Inserted IJ or Subclavian Central Line
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Electronic health records (EHR) streamline physician and patient interactions, and they ’re the easiest way to access a patient’s medical history, medications, and radiology images. The original initiative behind EHRs was to create more efficient medical care, and ultimately reduce costs. Yet, a recentstudy from Stanford University and the National Bureau of Economic Research demonstrate that doctors who find themselves regularly using EHR also request more complete blood tests (CBCs), CT scans, and x-rays than physicians who don ’t use the system. These services rack up expenses that can be considered re...
Source: radRounds - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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