What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Retraction Note: Severe Viperidae envenomation complicated by a state of shock, acute kidney injury, and gangrene presenting late at the emergency department: a case report - Esi éné A, Etoundi PO, Tochie JN, Metogo AJM, Minkande JZ.
The authors have retracted this case report [1] because the head of the snake shown in Figure 1 and described as being that of a viper (Echis occellatus) is identical to the head of a snake shown in Figure 1 of a different case report [2] where it was iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Man, 43, is left with a 'penile stump' after having an amputation because of a rare disease
The patient visited Flinders Medical Centre, near Adelaide in Australia, for a routine appointment and doctors realised he had gangrene because of a condition which kills six out of 10 people who get it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog owner, 63, dies after being LICKED by his pet
The man, from Bremen in Germany, went to hospital with a fever and laboured breathing but quickly deteriorated and ended up with sepsis, pneumonia, gangrene (pictured) and multiple organ failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fournier's Gangrene: A Modern Analysis of Outcome Predictors Fournier's Gangrene: A Modern Analysis of Outcome Predictors
Is the FGSI score a valid tool for predicting clinical outcomes of patients with Fournier's gangrene?Translational Andrology and Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cursing May Help Get You Through That Tough Workout
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Want to push through that workout? Go ahead and drop an F-bomb. Studies show people on bikes who swore while pedaling against resistance had more power and strength than people who used “neutral” words. Research also found that people who cursed while squeezing a hand vice were able to squeeze harder and longer. And swearing doesn’t just help your endurance: If you pinch your finger in the car door, you may well feel less pain if you say ‘s**t” instead of “shoot.” Another study found people who cursed as they plunged their ha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Source Type: news

Man's penis rots after the 45-year-old injected VASELINE to try and make his member bigger
At A&E, doctors found the unnamed man's penis was 'grossly deformed' due to gangrene. The man, from South Pacific islands, injected petroleum jelly two years previously. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man with a 'double scrotum' has an emergency circumcision to remove his swollen foreskin
Doctors at the Global Rainbow Hospitals in Agra, India, had to cut off the man's foreskin to stop it restricting the blood supply to the head of his penis and leading to gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clogged Leg Arteries May Not Require Invasive Surgery
Researchers followed patients with critical limb ischemia, which is the most severe form of clogged leg arteries. It can lead to slow healing of leg wounds, gangrene and amputation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fournier Gangrene, Genitourinary Infection With SGLT2i: ADA 2019 Fournier Gangrene, Genitourinary Infection With SGLT2i: ADA 2019
SGLT2 inhibitors carry warnings about Fournier gangrene (a necrotizing fasciitis of the genitalia), genital fungal infections, and UTIs. What new data were presented at the 2019 American Diabetes Association meeting?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - July 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
MONDAY, May 13, 2019 -- Fournier gangrene (FG) is a safety concern for adults with diabetes receiving treatment with sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, according to a study published online May 7 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked to diabetes drugs
A new study echoes a previous FDA warning about the link between Type 2 diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors and the genital infection called Fournier gangrene. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SGLT2, Fournier Gangrene Link Is'Compelling'--What to Do? SGLT2, Fournier Gangrene Link Is'Compelling'--What to Do?
Fournier gangrene is an uncommon but unignorable adverse event associated with SGLT2 inhibitors. What does this mean for clinical practice?Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Diabetes Drugs Carry Risk of Gangrene of Genitals
Popular diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors are linked with an increased risk of developing a flesh-eating bacteria that attacks the genitals, a rare condition known as Fournier gangrene. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fournier Gangrene Alarm: More Cases Linked to Diabetes Drugs Fournier Gangrene Alarm: More Cases Linked to Diabetes Drugs
Physicians prescribing SGLT2 inhibitors, a newer class of diabetes drugs, are advised to"have a high index of suspicion" about the potentially fatal complication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Outcomes of Flap Preservation Surgery in Fournier's Gangrene Outcomes of Flap Preservation Surgery in Fournier's Gangrene
This article describes an alternative approach for wound closure of a Fournier's gangrene necrotizing soft tissue infection.Wounds (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Cigarette pictorial warning labels most effective when including body parts, testimonials
(University of Pennsylvania) As the United States moves toward implementing image-based warning labels on cigarette packs, label designers must consider what types of pictorial warnings will be most effective. New research from the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania examines individual features to determine effectiveness, finding that diseased body parts like gangrene feet and testimonials from real smokers have the greatest impact. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Champion bagpiper whose fingers turned BLACK and had to be amputated
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Andrew Shilliday, 33, from Dungannon in Northern Ireland developed gangrene in his hands and feet while he was working in the Scottish Highlands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gangrene rots away 65-year-old man's penis until it DROPS OFF
An unnamed man from Lucknow in the northern Indian region of Uttar Pradesh contracted a rare infection called Fournier's gangrene which completely destroyed his penis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He Lost His Hands and Legs to a Canine Infection. But He Says He ’ll ‘Always Love Dogs’
A Wisconsin man who lost his hands and legs after contracting a rare, dog-related infection says the incident won’t keep him away from pups. “I can’t just stop liking dogs because this happened,” Greg Manteufel told CNN. “I’ll always love dogs.” When Manteufel arrived at Wisconsin’s Froedtert Hospital in June, parts of his face, chest and arms were changing color due to what doctors eventually diagnosed as a bloodstream infection resulting from Capnocytophaga canimorsus. The bacteria, which is commonly found in the mouths of cats and dogs and can be spread through animal bite...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Wisconsin Source Type: news

FDA warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked to diabetes drug
The FDA this week warned of serious flesh-eating bacterial infections, or necrotizing fasciitis, reported by patients taking sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors intended for treating type 2 diabetes. The federal watchdog said that between March 2013 and May 2018, 12 cases of Fournier’s gangrene, a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection of the tissue under the skin that surrounds muscles, nerves, fat and blood vessels of the perineum, were reported by users of the drug. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News The post FDA warns of flesh-eating genital infection linked ...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diabetes Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 -- A rare but serious genital infection known as necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum, also called Fournier's gangrene, has been reported in some patients taking a certain class of type 2 diabetes medicine, according to the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Flesh-eating infection linked to diabetes drugs that killed one and left 11 others hospitalized
Fournier's gangrene - an infection of the scrotum, the penis, or the perineum - has been linked to SGLT2 inhibitors, which lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes so far infecting 12 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns class of diabetes drugs may cause genital gangrene
The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that a class of type 2 diabetes drugs in rare cases might cause flesh-eating bacterial infection of genitals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fournier's Gangrene Does Not Spare Young Adults Fournier's Gangrene Does Not Spare Young Adults
Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment improves survival in patients with Fournier's gangrene. Find out how this case was successfully managed.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers outline risk factors for facial gangrene
(PLOS) Noma, a rare disease found predominantly in underserved areas, causes progressive destruction, or gangrene, of the tissues of the face and jaw within just the span of one week. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have analyzed 74 cases of noma in northwest Nigeria to pinpoint the risk factors for developing the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amputation Not Best Option for Circulation Woes?
Critical limb ischemia is the most severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breaston woman needed her leg amputated after a cut while shaving
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Tanya Czernozukow, 43, from Breaston in Derbyshire had to have her right leg amputated when a cut she sustained while shaving turned into gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman needed her leg amputated after a cut while shaving developed into GANGRENE which wouldn't heal
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Tanya Czernozukow, 43, from Breaston in Derbyshire had to have her right leg amputated when a cut she sustained while shaving turned into gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quadruple amputee reveals how beauty helped boost her confidence
Hannah Olateju, 18, from London, had all four of her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis, followed by gangrene, at just two years old. She is now hoping to inspire others. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes Fournier's gangrene?
A look at Fournier's gangrene, a potentially life-threatening form of necrotizing fasciitis. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Successful Penile Transplant After Penis Amputation Complicating Ritual Circumcision Successful Penile Transplant After Penis Amputation Complicating Ritual Circumcision
Penile transplantation restored normal functions in a young South African man who required penis amputation when gangrene developed after ritual circumcision.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Penile shaft strangulation with wrought iron metallic pipe - Qureshi AU, Farooq MS, Qureshi SS, Bilal T, Ali AA.
Penile strangulation due to any solid encircling ornament or metal is rarely reported. Venous outflow obstruction due to any constricting item around the shaft leads to venous congestion, urinary obstruction, and rarely gangrene of the penile shaft skin. W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Illness leaves woman with cauliflower ear AND gangrene
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT An unnamed 22-year-old woman from India noticed her toes and fingers started to turn black. After treatment, she has recovered but the diagnosis remains unclear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: The 'Disease of the Wind' Should Have Died Out
[Bhekisisa] Noma, an illness that devours, is a vicious form of gangrene that hits in places of poverty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quality of care for peripheral artery disease is low
This study is a “call to action” to identify and implement effective physician-targeted and patient-targeted strategies aimed at improving quality of care. These strategies should take advantage of recent advances in behavior change, including leveraging an individual’s social support network to help them mak e lifestyle changes, and providing physicians with feedback about the quality of care they provide to patients with peripheral artery disease.AUTHORSJoseph Ladapo of UCLA and Jeffrey Berger of New York University.JOURNALThe studyis published online by the Journal of the American College of Cardi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Black bones, gangrene and weeping: the unwelcome return of scurvy
With cases of scurvy appearing in Sydney and Zimbabwe, Jonathan Lamb looks at the history of a disease that was once thought to belong to the pastWhen doctors and patients realised that scurvy had reappeared, in separate outbreaks in Zimbabwe and Sydney recently, they were stunned. “I couldn’t believe it,” Penelope Jackson, one of the Sydney victims,recalled, “I thought, ‘Hang on a minute, scurvy hasn’t been around for centuries’.”Shame followed, as it often does with scurvy. “Does scurvy just affect developing countries?”asked Newsweek 24 of the Bulawayo emergenc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Lamb Tags: Global development professionals network Global health innovation - global development professionals network Source Type: news

Frostbite
With the cold months here people need to be made aware of injuries that may occur during these months. Exposure to a temperature below freezing usually leads to severe soft tissue damage (Figure 1). How does the body protect itself from cold? Thermoregulation The body has the ability to maintain a core body temperature by the process of thermoregulation. During extreme cold, the body receives a signal from sensory receptors. For example, there receptors are present in the hands or the feet (Figure 2). These sensory receptors will respond to the cold and send a signal up to the brain. The posterior hypothalamus is respo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Santa's Experiment with Prehospital Thermometers Shows They're Reliable
Santa convened a special Santa Summit at the North Pole two years ago, inviting his elves and reindeer handlers as well as the JEMS editorial staff and medical experts from several countries. The reason: His concern over insidious sepsis and deadly septic shock—conditions he felt EMS agencies should be aware of and, more importantly, do something about. After serving milk and cookies for breakfast, Santa started the summit by defining sepsis as "generalized body poisoning by the products of bacteria," and noted that it's affecting and killing more people than it should.1 He became emotional and said he was ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Gangrene
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

LimFlow wins CE Mark for PAD device
LimFlow said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its percutaneous LimFlow system designed for venous arterialization of the lower limbs for peripheral artery disease patients. The company said the device is designed to promote chronic wound healing and avoid major amputation using proprietary ultrasound guided catheters and nitinol stents to bypass diseased arteries and divert blood flow into the tibial vein. “Utilizing the existing alternative pathway of the venous vasculature, the LimFlow System is designed to reestablish perfusion for patients that have chronic, non-healing wounds and are in im...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news

A Mercurial Toxin
Since ancient times, compounds containing mercury have been used in the treatment of skin diseases and other ailments. However, mercury toxicity was not fully appreciated until March 8, 1809 when two British ships, the HMS Triumph and HMS Phipps, came to the rescue of a Spanish ship that had been damaged in a hurricane. They rescued the crews and transferred the valuable cargo of mercury. Within weeks, the crews began to experience the effects of mercury poisoning, eventually many were hospitalized and some died. Mercury was known to ancient peoples and was even found adorning a 15th century BCE ceremonial cup in an Egypt...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Electric fields weaker in slow-healing diabetic wounds
People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. The results could ultimately open up new approaches for managing diabetic patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Electric fields weaker in slow-healing diabetic wounds
(University of California - Davis) People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group led UC Davis shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. The results could ultimately open up new approaches for managing diabetic patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Vasculitis after snorting cocaine contaminated with levamisole
Lawrence et al. Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2014Copyright policy — open-access 3.5 out of 5 stars Cocaine-induced ecchymotic rash. Voore NK. Cleve Clin J Med 2016 Apr;3:252-253. Full Text Since at least 2010, a large percentage of cocaine samples seized in the United States has contained levamisole, a veterinary anti-worm medication. Levamisole had previously used in humans as an anti-helminthic and also in some chemotherapy regimens. It was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1999 because of its association with agranulocytosis and vasculitis. It is apparently added to cocaine because it increases catecholamine r...
Source: The Poison Review - April 7, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cocaine levamisole vasculitis Source Type: news

Diabetes campaign shows how too much sugar can cause gaping wounds and gangrene
The campaign, by the Diabetes Association of Thailand, aims to raise awareness to the little-known complications of type 2 diabetes, including poor wound healing, ulcers and gangrene. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cuba Has Made At Least 3 Major Medical Innovations That We Need
By most measures, the United States' business-friendly environment has proven to be fertile for medical innovation. Compared to other countries, America has filed the most patents in the life sciences, is conducting most of the world's clinical trials and has published the most biomedical research. That's what makes the medical prominence of Cuba all the more surprising to those who view a free market as an essential driver of scientific discovery. Cuba is very poor, and yet the country has some of the healthiest, most long-lived residents in the world -- as well as a medical invention or two that could run circl...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Digital Ulcers Predict Systemic Sclerosis Complications (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chronic ulcers associated with high rates of gangrene, amputation (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gizelda Walker loses 5 fingers to GANGRENE after botched gastric band surgery
Grizelda Walker, 68, from Hackney, had to have her fingers amputated above the knuckle after a series of 'catastrophic errors' by Whittingdon Hospital, Archway, north London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prosthetic Bypass Surgery Can Salvage Lower LimbsProsthetic Bypass Surgery Can Salvage Lower Limbs
Dr Frank Veith highlights the challenges, risks, and benefits associated with prosthetic bypass surgery for lower limbs threatened by gangrene and ulceration. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 16, 2015 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery Commentary Source Type: news