Healthcare Update Sattelite Edition – 09-18-2013
Copeptin levels may revolutionize chest pain evaluations in the ED. When standard treatment was compared with early discharge after normal copeptin levels were obtained, there was no significant difference in major adverse cardiac events at 30 days. Need to review the study data, but this is a promising new test. Marco Rubio calls federal government’s $8.7 million advertising campaign for Obamacare a “blatant misuse of federal dollars.” International Longshore and Warehouse Union dumps affiliation with the AFL-CIO, citing support of Obamacare and immigration reform as two reasons for the disaffiilation. Good thing to keep in mind with start of school – heavy backpacks can cause or can aggravate back problems with children. Ideally, the article states that a backpack should weigh less than 15% of a child’s total body weight. Kind of amazing ingenuity. When horse bites off one-third of man’s finger, surgeon forms a mold of the missing finger from a pig bladder, attaches it to the patient … and the finger regenerated – bone, nail, and all. Of course, now he has a permanent aversion to bacon, but it is a small price to pay for a new finger. I started wondering how the surgeon came up with the idea, so I did a little research. The whole pig bladder idea isn’t new. This man grew back a finger with powdered pig bladder after cutting off the tip while working on a model airplane in 2008. This 19 year old war vet grew back 70% of his injured leg muscle using ...
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