First Aid & Hospitals & Surgery : Health & Medical
Peripheral neuropathy is a disease category that includes any of a range of symptoms stemming from nerve injury or unusual nerve behavior. Neuropathy can range from disorienting to painful to debilitating, depending on the patient, the origins of the problem and the progression of the condition. Neu
Could involving pharmacy technicians in the verification of medication histories reduce the incidence of medication discrepancies in the ED?
Commentary on a study published August 2006 in the Archives of Surgery
Vision problems can have a variety of causes, including the natural aging process, eye ailments such as cataracts and glaucoma, and complications of other conditions such as diabetes. You can do several things to help your vision problems, including medical intervention and self-care. Specifics depe
Which factors contribute to patients leaving the ED without being seen? This study examines the data from a hospital in a developing country.
This study examines the rate of complications, length of stay and costs associated with PCA use vs interval analgesic dosing in patients with blunt thoracic trauma. How do they compare?
Is sentinel node biopsy beneficial in patients who undergo wide, local excision for primary cutaneous melanoma?
Which of these agents is more effective for the ED management of atrial fibrillation and flutter? A new study compares the efficacy.
Overexertion can lead to severe dehydration.run image by Byron Moore from Fotolia.comSevere dehydration is a serious condition that can cause death if it is not dealt with immediately. Warning signs of severe dehydration include little to no urine production in an eight-hour period,...
From biblical references of newborns being administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, to the Paris Academy of Sciences in the 1740s recommending mouth-to-mouth resuscitation as a viable life-saving technique for drowning victims, to the 1950s --- when modern training methods were developed --- CPR h
Physicians must be able to effectively recognize and initiate treatment for formerly 'tropical' diseases such as West Nile virus, particularly given the role of the ED as an epidemiologic bellwether.
A Hoyer lift is a hydralic lift for moving immobile people, such as physically disabled patients. Hoyer lifts can be battery-powered or manually powered with various sizes, load weights and other features. They are made by various medical supply manufacturers, such as Invacare. I am physically disab
When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG
A 49-year-old white female was referred for evaluation of a warty lesion that was unresponsive to various treatments.
school symbol image by michele goglio from Fotolia.comThe health and safety of Illinois school children relies on the governmental policies that regulate environmental factors, such as heat, in schools. From extreme weather conditions that threaten heat stroke, to the need for reliable...