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What's in your vaccine? by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Sep 2008 7:16pm Do you know what is in your child's vaccination? Do you know how they even test them to make sure they are safe? The government's own data collection at Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System: is informative. By 2007, the *government* fund had paid out $1.8 billion in damages to 1500 individuals and/or parents for vaccine injuries, i ... Read on »
At last, there's an end to the torment of Ménière's by DeafBlog Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Aug 2009 10:52pm Taken from Mail Online A constant ringing in her ears was the first sign that something was wrong. A few weeks later Benie Jewels also started experiencing dizzy spells. 'It felt as if I was spinning, but mostly as if I was on a boat in really stormy waters for ten minutes,' recalls the 29-year-old marketing manager from London. 'I felt co ... Read on »
Weird rash..Botox induced? by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:08pm 2 Comments Not my image, but same rash on thighs. Since last night I have noticed a weird rash that has developed on the inside of both of my thighs. One was left wondering what this could be and found it is possibly a side effect to the Botox. Now when I first heard I was to have Botox in my bladder I researched the data to ensure it was the ri ... Read on »
Non-operative Treatment of Appendicitis by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:29am I was lucky enough to attend a great pediatric grand-rounds, yesterday, that discussed the non-operative management of acute appendicitis, in children. This idea seemed very interesting, to me, as it has obvious applications to healthcare providers in remote areas that may not have easy access to definitive surgical care. The information ... Read on »
Antibiotics in nutshell!!! by Dr. Virashri R. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:13pm An antibiotic is a substance or compound that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics can be broadly classified as either bactericidal or bacteriostatic. Bactericidals kill bacteria directly where bacteriostatics prevent cell division. Antibiotics which target the bacterial cell wall (penicillins, cephalosporins), or cell membrane (po ... Read on »
And Away We Go... by Mindi Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 12:00am We knew this day was coming. We've known for a while. We've even chatted about it--casually. "Oh, yes," we'd say. "McKay's cardiologist is looking into the best surgeon for his Fontan. We'll likely be headed out of town for at least part of the summer." We said it like no big deal, could- you-please-get-some-milk-at-the-store kind of talk. Today ... Read on »
Antibiotic Sponges Don't Benefit Heart Surgery Patients by Medline Plus Posted Tue 17 Aug 2010 1:00pm U.S. research finds no improvement in infection rates during trial By Robert Preidt Tuesday, August 17, 2010 TUESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A surgically implanted antibiotic-infused sponge doesn't lower the rate of sternal wound infections in patients who've had heart surgery, a new U.S. s ... Read on »
Peritonitis Bugs by Matt S. Posted Wed 09 Jul 2008 12:00am The two most common organisms causing PD-related peritonitis are (1) Staph aureus and (2) Pseudomonas. Certainly there are other causes--for instance fungal peritonitis (one of the indications for immediate catheter removal) and coagulase-negative Staph species (which usually responds rapidly to antibiotic therapy). As such with suspected p ... Read on »
Honey for the Achilles Heel by Matt S. Posted Wed 17 Oct 2012 12:00am In the PD literature, peritonitis has been referred to as an Achilles’ heel because it could lead to catheter removal and PD treatment failure. Topical antibiotics have been used for prevention of an exit site infection (ESI) which may precede and lead to peritonitis. For this purpose, most centers use mupirocin as their firs ... Read on »
ID Learning Unit — Aminoglycosides by Paul Sax Posted Thu 06 Jun 2013 4:05pm You young whippersnappers out there may not believe it, but we once used aminoglycosides all the time — literally every day on inpatient medical and surgical services, especially in the ICUs. They were an inevitable part of “triples” (e.g., amp/gent/clinda), a broad-spectrum combination given to almost every critically ill patient way bac ... Read on »