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Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) from Standard of Care by Jan Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 10:45pm Systemic autoimmune inflammatory connective tissue disease characterized by excessive production of extracellular matrix by fibroblasts as well as damage of small blood vessel endothelium with intimal hyperplasia, tissue ischemia and activation of the immune system. Symptoms result from inflammation and tissue fibrosis leading to occlusion o ... Read on »
Spontaneous Reperfusion and Re-occlusion - My Bad Thinking Contributes to a Death by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 16 Aug 2012 3:36pm This is a case I had about a decade ago. This is a 51 year old who was playing cards with his friends when he started to have left hand numbness.  They were worried he was having a stroke and so called 911.  The medics had just learned to do ECGs, and so recorded one.  Here it is, at 1915 Diagnostic of Anterior STEMI.  It cannot ... Read on »
Another STEMI in a Young Person with no CP or SOB: Why We Should Record an ECG for Unexplained Nonspecific Symptoms by Stephen Smith Posted Mon 18 Nov 2013 4:42pm There are many interesting facets to this case.  I have highlighted the clinical factors over the ECGs, but the ECGs are very instructive as well: even after successful PCI with good (TIMI-3) in the epicardial coronary artery, there are ECG signs of poor microvascular perfusion.  Case A 31 year old male.  No known past medical history.  ... Read on »
"Swine flu" is no cause for panic, but a good cause to wash your hands by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 May 2009 11:33pm by: John Cmar, MD Faculty, Division of Infectious Diseases Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Anyone exposed to the media reporting on "swine flu" this past week could come away with the impression that the whole of civilization is soon to collapse under the weight of a pig-fueled pandemic. Needless to say, this isn't going to happen. There was was ... Read on »
Hand Pain Causes by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sat 20 Jul 2013 12:00am We have been providing natural solutions for hand pain in San Francisco since 1992. Sure, if you use your hands too much it will make them sore. For instance, if out of the blue you assemble a 200 piece doll house for your daughter that requires lots of hand tools you will probably get sore hands. Or, if you ... Read on »
Throbbing Hand Pain:Can it be Caused By The Neck? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:32pm San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: I have been helping patients with neck, arm, and hand pain in downtown San Francisco for many years now. I can tell you this...sometimes hand pain is not what it seems. What I mean by that is...we are conditioned to think the cause of pain (when we feel it) is at the site of the pain...and it usually is. ... Read on »
Can Obesity Cause Osteoarthritis? What about in the Hands? by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Sun 06 Dec 2009 12:00am San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: I just re-read the John Hopkins University Arthritis Center web pages. Of particular interest is the page entitled: Osteoarthritis and Weight Management (The Role Of Bodyweight in Arthritis) Here is an excerpt: Being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 3 ... Read on »
Numbness and MS by The Myelin Repair Foundation Posted Mon 28 Jun 2010 12:00pm “The central demand of the body is to be felt.” – Arthur Jonav Have you been asked what numbness feels like?  Ironic, isn’t it?  Most of us MS-ers know very well how the absence of feeling feels, but words seem hopelessly inadequate to explain it.  “I can’t feel anything in my cheek,” we might say.  Or, “It doesn’t feel like anything.”  ... Read on »
Are You Wondering What Causes Warts On Hands? by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Nov 2011 2:45pm Anyone who has ever been infected by a wart always wants to know what causes warts on hands or any other parts of our bodies. Most of us have heard about the myths that say if you touch a toad then you will get a wart. However most of us know this is not what causes this condition; because most of us have never touched a wart however we ar ... Read on »
Does Second Hand Smoke Cause Dementia? by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 10 Jan 2013 2:50pm According to study authors, a significant association between environmental tobacco smoke exposure (second hand smoke) and severe dementia syndromes was found. Alzheimer's Reading Room Second Hand Smoke Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is known to be harmful. Could second hand smoke be a cause of dementia? In ... Read on »