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Case Report: Full-Thickness Burns to the Penis

Case Report: Full-Thickness Burns to the Penis

A 48-year-old man sustains a work related injury at a copper tubing plant.......[Read More]
Poisonous Spiders of Vermont

Poisonous Spiders of Vermont

Poisonous spiders aren't native to Vermont.spider image by Pali A from Fotolia.comAlthough all spiders are poisonous, most are harmless to humans. There are no poisonous spiders native to Vermont but poisonings do occur because of spider bites from a black widow or brown recluse spider.........[Read More]
How to Treat a Steam Burn & Get it to Stop Hurting

How to Treat a Steam Burn & Get it to Stop Hurting

Anyone who spends time in a kitchen or at an ironing board may eventually suffer from a steam burn. Regardless of the cause, the burn is extremely painful. Steam burns are typically classified as second-degree burns due to the redness, swelling and blistering that occurs when the moist air heated t......[Read More]
How Do You Know if a Plant Is Poisonous?

How Do You Know if a Plant Is Poisonous?

Being able to identify poisonous plants can help set your mind at ease when walking through the forest and seeking out wild berries or mushrooms, and can help you protect pets and children. It's important to know which plants to avoid, even if you don't want to seek out food, because some plants cau......[Read More]
Does Mesh Type Affect the Results of Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair?

Does Mesh Type Affect the Results of Laparoscopic Groin Hernia Repair?

Commentary on a study on the use of lightweight titanium-coated mesh vs standard polypropylene mesh for laparoscopic groin hernia repair, published October 2008 in the British Journal of Surgery.......[Read More]
Hospitalist Skill Sets Perfect for C-Suite Positions

Hospitalist Skill Sets Perfect for C-Suite Positions

The skill set of a hospitalist is a natural fit for a hospital leadership position. Should you go for it?......[Read More]
How to Hold an Intervention

How to Hold an Intervention

On November 9, 2006, Patrick Smith gave up a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and substance abuse. He was 46 years young. He had a new grandson, and his daughters and family had finally made plans to get together for Thanksgiving for the first time in years. His autopsy report li......[Read More]
Boston Marathon Bombings: An Emergency Department Responds

Boston Marathon Bombings: An Emergency Department Responds

Medscape talk to the nursing director of the ED at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, who describes the events of Boston Marathon bombings, from a health professional's perspective.......[Read More]
Evidence Corner

Evidence Corner

Dear Readers: I would like to introduce a new column entitled Evidence Corner, written by AAWC members.......[Read More]
Making a First Aid Kit

Making a First Aid Kit

Consider Your EnvironmentWhen putting together a well-stocked and effective first aid kit, the first thing to consider is the environment in which it will be placed. Certain settings will require certain supplies. The things you would put in a first aid kit that will be in a factory or.........[Read More]
Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot

Surgical Management of the Diabetic Foot

For people with diabetes, corrective surgery for issues affecting the feet may be an overlooked option. Learn what conditions can be treated in an effort to prevent more serious problems.......[Read More]
Pretransplant Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Pretransplant Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Complete pathologic response to pretransplant locoregional therapy strongly predicts tumor-free survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. What factors predict complete pathologic response?......[Read More]
How to Find a First Aid Course

How to Find a First Aid Course

First-aid certification can help you save lives. First-aid courses can teach you about emergency medical treatment for someone in critical health. Some jobs require employees to be familiar with first aid. If you are a parent, you can improve your ability to care for your infant by attending a first......[Read More]
An Unusual Location for a Pressure Ulcer

An Unusual Location for a Pressure Ulcer

Find out how ventilation masks can be like assault weapons -- when used without precaution.......[Read More]
Dieter's Survival Kit Gift Ideas

Dieter's Survival Kit Gift Ideas

Dieting can be one of the hardest endeavors to take on. Staying on course can be difficult but with a few tips, you can put together a Dieter's Survival Kit gift that will show that smart dieting can become a way of life for your friend.......[Read More]
How to Get a Certified Copy of Your House Deed

How to Get a Certified Copy of Your House Deed

A house or property deed is an important document that affirms the transfer of real property from one owner to another. Several types of house deeds exist, such as “quitclaim,” “grant,” and “warranty.” Typically, a real estate attorney or title agent will send the......[Read More]
Centralization of PD and the Effect on Mortality

Centralization of PD and the Effect on Mortality

Commentary on a study on the effect of nationwide centralization of pancreaticoduodenectomy on hospital mortality, published March 2012 in British Journal of Surgery.......[Read More]
Dorsal Pedal Pulse Palpation Predictions

Dorsal Pedal Pulse Palpation Predictions

Leg ulceration is a common disease that inflicts substantial suffering on the patient and causes great economic strain on the healthcare system.......[Read More]
Stent Placement for Relief of Large Bowel Obstruction

Stent Placement for Relief of Large Bowel Obstruction

This small study demonstrates the potential value of this alternative to surgical diversion.......[Read More]
We are Emergency Medicine Specialists

We are Emergency Medicine Specialists

Dr. Andrew Pickens reinforces the need for emergency departments to be staffed by trained EM professionals.......[Read More]