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Dippy ’s last days: diplodocus leaves London after 112 years for farewell UK tour
Replica dinosaur makes way for blue whale skeleton in Natural History MuseumSo farewell then,Dippy the Diplodocus. For more than a century the much-loved 26-metre long dinosaur skeleton has held centre stage at the Natural History Museum in London, captivating generations of children. But this is the last weekend of Dippy ’s residency. On Wednesday the 292 plaster-cast bones that make up his splendid frame will be taken apart and packed up.After 112 years as the museum ’s best-known prize exhibit, the country’s most famous diplodocus will embark on afarewell tour of the UK, following which there are no pl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tracy McVeigh Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Natural History Museum Fossils Museums UK news Zoology Science Culture Source Type: news

Do It Yourselfer
I’m proud of the fact that I’m self sufficient in the emergency department. And it irritates the fire out of me to see prima donnas (read surgeons) come into the department and require the entire staff to follow them around to do little things they could do for themselves. I guess you could say that I was trained well by a charge nurse by the name of Beatrix where I did my residency. Miss Bea, as she called herself, or Miss Behemoth as the interns called her under their breath, was a heavy set matronly type with a ruddy complexion. Her upper arms had extra fat that sagged and waved when she pointed to something...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

SARAH VINE: Is it healthy to give a child a disability doll?
Daddy David carried a miniature wheelchair while Harper, five, clutched a blonde doll with a plaster cast on her broken leg as the family strode through Los Angeles airport this week, writes SARAH VINE. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning over lack of VTE assessment in A&E patients
Almost three quarters of patients who are treated for lower limb injuries and put into plaster casts in accident and emergency departments are not being risk assessed for venous thromboembolism (VTE) before being discharged, an audit has revealed. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 1, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Nurses back splints as option for buckle fractures
Using removable splints instead of plaster casts for certain types of fracture makes life easier for young patients and also helps reduce pressure on busy emergency departments, according to Australian nurses who have tested this approach. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - May 31, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Newborns Pose In Plaster Casts Of Their Moms' Pregnant Bellies
Jocelyn Conway takes an original approach to newborn photos. Since February 2015, the U.K. photographer has been taking pictures of babies in "bump bowls" -- plaster casts of their mothers' pregnant bellies. "I love the idea of the baby being back in its bump for a photo!" Conway told The Huffington Post. "The babies usually love being back in their casts! They seem to settle straight back in to their 'home' for the last nine months! It's lovely to see!" The photographer took a body casting course five years ago, and eventually came up with the idea for her now trademarked "Bump Bow...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Newborns Pose In Plaster Casts Of Their Moms' Pregnant Bellies
Jocelyn Conway takes an original approach to newborn photos. Since February 2015, the U.K. photographer has been taking pictures of babies in "bump bowls" -- plaster casts of their mothers' pregnant bellies. "I love the idea of the baby being back in its bump for a photo!" Conway told The Huffington Post. "The babies usually love being back in their casts! They seem to settle straight back in to their 'home' for the last nine months! It's lovely to see!" The photographer took a body casting course five years ago, and eventually came up with the idea for her now trademarked "Bump Bow...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hiker Happens Upon Prehistoric Footprint Of 230-Million-Year-Old Reptile
It's a trek that they'll never forget. A hiker walking in hills near Barcelona, northeastern Spain, stumbled upon a fossilized footprint believed to belong to a reptile-like ancestor of the dinosaurs. The extinct creature, called Isochirotherium, roamed the Earth during the Middle Triassic period some 230 million years ago. It's the "best preserved print ever found in the Iberian Peninsula," reports the Spanish news agency EFE. Catalonia's autonomous regional government confirmed the find on Monday. It was discovered near Olesa de Montserrat, 25 miles north of Barcelona, on Apr. 22. Olesa de ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 3, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘Red band’ preventing pressure ulcers caused by casts
Staff at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have eliminated pressure ulcers caused by devices like plaster casts with the help of a “simple red stripe”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 4, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Diplodocus starts a long goodbye
The Natural History Museum has announced that their famousDiplodocusskeleton will be replaced with that of a blue whale, but is it the right move?So the Natural History Museum is waving goodbye to ‘Dippy’ the Diplodocus. The iconic and long standing entrance piece to the magnificent museum is to be taken down in the next two years and its place taken by a mount of a blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling. This announcement has been, at best, controversial and reviews mixed. Although many have hailed the new plans as exciting and elegant, there has understandably been an outcry over the loss of such a re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Dr Dave Hone Tags: Dinosaurs Museums Fossils Zoology Natural History Museum Science Source Type: news

Unique firearm made from plumbing supplies, capable of firing a 12 gauge shotshell - Jaikissoon S.
A homemade firearm was created and used in a violent assault, which resulted in serious injury to the victim. The firearm was created using a copper pipe, a Copper by Copper coupling, a copper nipple pipe, and plaster casting. The homemade firing mechanism... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

3D-printed plaster cast uses ultrasound to speed up healing
A Turkish design student has unveiled his revolutionary cast for patients. The 3D-printed cast enables injuries to be treated faster and more easily. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor RAPS plaster cast care instructions to little girl with broken leg
An American doctor is well on his way to becoming an internet superstar after an adorable video of him rapping instructions on how to take care of a plaster cast to a little girl with a broken leg went viral. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer patient has plaster cast of her chest made before mastectomy
Tracey Stephenson, from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, says she hopes the cast will be a comforting reminder of how she used to look. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who should answer the question: "Can I drive with this plaster cast?" - Gandhi MJ, Freitas D, Lewis M, Bolton L, Bhasin S, Leonard D, Marsh A.
INTRODUCTION: The application of a plaster cast is known to affect driving ability, but patients continue to drive. The individuals and authorities involved in assessing driving safely include doctors, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), police... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Is this the plaster cast of the future? Designer uses 3D printing to create tailormade exoskeleton to help heal broken bones
Jake Evill, a media design graduate from Victoria University in New Zealand, has worked with orthopaedic department of his university to create the Cortex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Often Does Clubfoot Recur?
Discussion Newborn foot deformities are relatively common with an incidence of ~4.2%. About 75% of these are due to metatarsus adductus. Talipes equinovarus, calcaneovulgus foot and vertical talus are the other most common abnormalities. Congenital talipes equinovarus or clubfoot deformity occurs in 1-2/1000 births. The mneumonic CAVE identifies the major findings of Cavus, forefoot Adduction, hindfoot Varus and Equinus. Clubfoot can be mild to severe with the more severe forms being associated with other problems. The Ponseti method is currently considered the main treatment method with better short-term outcomes compar...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 6, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news