Read about the status of laparoscopic liver surgery and recommendations to aid its future development.
Characterizing changes in concentrations of key regulators of wound healing
Attaching a sling to a Hoyer lift can be simplified by remembering the phrase, "Far, then near." You work from the parts that are farther away from the patient's head and your body to the parts that are closer to the patient's head and your body. Using a sling with a patient should be similar to pic
Commentary on a study on alvimopan and postoperative ileus, published March 2007 in the Annals of Surgery.
Is it time to throw down the gauze in favor of newer treatments for pressure ulcers?
Commentary on a study on the relationship between body fat and surgical site infections, published April 2010 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Is it a knife in the heart to a surgeon to feel that he or she is 'too old' to operate, or is this just the natural end to a distinguished career? Medscape readers' opinions cut both ways.
Commentary on a study on screening for colorectal cancer using canine scent detection, published January 2011 in Gut.
The question of whether to admit patients on anticoagulant therapy who have sustained a head injury is investigated in this review.
Asbestos is a material made from silicate and features long crystals resembling fibers. The fibers were used in a variety of products and materials for thousands of years. By the late 1900s, scientists determined the chemicals in asbestos were responsible for lung cancer and mesothelioma. There are
Dr. Kurt E. Roberts predicts that natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery will become increasingly popular.
This article provides strategies to enhance bedside teaching skills for the busy ED physician.
Platelets are one of the various components that make up your blood. Other components include red blood cells, white blood cells and plasma. Platelets are approximately one quarter the size of red blood cells. Proper platelet function causes blood to form clots. Transfusions of platelets via an intr
Frostbite is a condition that happens in very cold climates when the extremities, especially the feet, are exposed to extreme cold for prolonged periods of time. Frostbite is classified into three types: frostnip, superficial frostbite and deep frostbite. Frostnip occurs when there is numbness of th
In a world where any symptom 'above the waist' can be indicative of acute coronary syndrome, how do physicians decide which symptoms are useful and what's not?
Behavioral intervention is when you actively try to change someone's behavior. Behavioral intervention techniques all rely on an underlying theme: creating consequences that encourage positive behavior. The two major angles you can approach this from are either to encourage positive behavior or disc
How effective are laser therapies for burn scar treatment?
Diarrhea is common in children. Find out how to treat it.
Learn more on the epidemiology, management and outcomes of pediatric arrhythmias in the ED.
Find out how to get optimal results when treating patients with Marjolin's ulcers.