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Best Post of February, 2008: The mechanism of post-traumatic cerebral fat emboli by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 10 Jul 2008 4:11pm The next in my occasional “Best Post Of The Month” series is for February, 2008: I was giving a lecture on the pathology of cerebrovascular disease today, and showed a picture from Robbins of a brain with a shower of fat emboli after fracture of long bones. A student asked what the mechanism would be, pointing out that it would be difficult for ... Read on »
Best Post of February, 2008: The mechanism of post-traumatic cerebral fat emboli not well understood by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:43pm The next in my occasional “Best Post Of The Month” series is for February, 2008: I was giving a lecture on the pathology of cerebrovascular disease today, and showed a picture from Robbins of a brain with a shower of fat emboli after fracture of long bones. A student asked what the mechanism would be, pointing out that it would ... Read on »
Woman Died after Fat Injection Procedure in the UK – Tissue Embolism by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 14 Jun 2009 10:43pm this was the first documented case of fat tissue embolism – the hospital is not being blamed for the failure, but more so the the outpatient facility which did not have a bed and the delay of getting the patient to the hospital.  Even as safe as some procedures are, this somewhat reminds us that there is a level of risk with all treatments as we ... Read on »
The mechanism of post-traumatic cerebral fat emboli by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 6:42pm I was giving a lecture on the pathology of cerebrovascular disease today, and showed a picture from Robbins of a brain with a shower of fat emboli after fracture of long bones. A student asked what the mechanism would be, pointing out that it would be difficult for marrow fat to get from the venous system of the leg into the arterial circulation ... Read on »
Pulmonary Embolism: Here’s What You Need To Know by Kodjoworkout Posted Sun 04 Aug 2013 8:29pm Can Pulmonary Embolism be Overlooked? Athletes and those that exercise regularly, who exhibit symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) may be completely overlooked by healthcare professionals and trainers when searching for answers to their seemingly common, though unresolved, pangs. This is generally because most athletes and those who get re ... Read on »
Embolus vs. thrombus by pathologystudent Posted Sun 02 Dec 2012 10:16pm Here are a few very good questions about CNS infarcts. There are two types: red (hemorrhagic) and pale (ischemic). This is an area that is often problematic for students – until someone explains it (then it’s easy!). On to the questions. Q. Is it true that hemorrhagic infarcts happen because of emboli + reperfusion and ischemic infarc ... Read on »
Jury Awards $20.5 million in Liposuction Lawsuit by Dr. Tony Y. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 18 Oct 2008 4:09pm On Friday a Philadelphia jury awarded $20.5 million to the family of an 18 year old who died following liposuction surgery. According to 6abc.com, The liposuction was done on the teen's chin, abdomen and flanks. The family's civil suit charged that a blood vessel in Amy Fledderman's neck was severed during surgery, and that the plastic sur ... Read on »
Open Lab by PM, RN Registered Nurse Posted Tue 27 Jan 2009 7:13pm Our nursing program recently held an open lab for anyone who wanted to stop by and visit. I got the impression it was geared mainly towards the newly accepted nursing class, but most of the visitors were elderly members of the community. We didn't use the lab for much this year, our manditory "lab hours" were mainly spent in extended lect ... Read on »
What’s the difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic brain infarcts? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 02 Jan 2012 10:53am   Q. I’m studying for boards and came across a point of confusion. What is the difference between a hemorrhagic and ischemic infarct? I thought that one was due to a thrombus (a stationary clot) and the other was due to an embolus (a clot that forms then moves to another part of the body then gets stuck). But Robbins says that the thr ... Read on »
Lose Weight: Liposuction or Work Out by ms4composure Posted Tue 29 May 2012 5:29pm We live in a society today where everyone is on the “I want it RIGHT NOW” mentality. Upon mentoring youth in my area I hear so often how they want to be successful and wealthy but they WANT IT RIGHT NOW. When I consult with people about health and fitness they want to see results RIGHT NOW. But as with everything in life…it takes time, dedicati ... Read on »