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Method for the Detection of a Subdural Hematoma Using a Handheld Hematoma Detector and Discriminator by Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: The invention offered for licensing and further development is a device and method for detecting hematomas. The device is based on near infrared light emitted perpendicularly into a tissue from a non-stationary emitter and on continuous detection of the reflected light with a non-stationary probe. The ... Read on »
Best Post of Sept '08: Extramedullary hematopoesis is not an uncommon finding in subdural hematomas by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:12am The next in my "Best of the Month" series, in which I feature my favorite post from each month, is from September 26, 2008: I received a case in consultation this week from a general pathologist who was concerned about clusters of unusual-looking cells within a chronic subduralhematoma ( SDH ), a specimen the surgeons call a " subdural membrane" ... Read on »
What is a shunt? by monicad1974 Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 21 Feb 2011 10:43am What Is a Hydrocephalus Shunt? A hydrocephalus shunt is a flexible but sturdy Silastic® (a type of silicone rubber) tube. A hydrocephalus shunt system consists of the shunt, a catheter, and a valve. One end of the catheter is placed in the CNS -- usually within a ventricle inside the brain, but also sometimes within a cyst or in a site close t ... Read on »
School Sports Often Equals Injury by Victoria Powell Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 12:00am Image via Wikipedia Is that time again.  School time that is.  With the school year just beginning, sports related injuries are on the rise. Each year there are more than 25,000 cheerleading injuries, often sprains and bruises. But in 2007, one girl was not so lucky. Elizabeth Nicks, now 15, was a cheerleader ... Read on »
Dying with Dignity in the Intensive Care Unit - NEJM Poll by Thaddeus Pope Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 12 Jun 2014 8:00am The  New England Journal of Medicine  is conducting a poll on an ICU case.  Read the case below and decide how decisions should be made about this patient’s further treatment.  Participate in the poll and, if you like, submit a comment supporting your choice. The editors’ recommendations will appear on the NEJM site along with a link to the relat ... Read on »
A Blood Clot in Hillary Clinton's Brain: How It Can Turn Out Just Fine by slimdaidaihu Posted Thu 03 Jan 2013 7:24am We see it all the time. Someone takes a blow to the head that stuns them for a moment. They don't lose consciousness. They don't even "see stars" or forget where they are. They might fall at home, on the ski slopes, or while trying to show their grandchildren that they remember how to roller skate. Maybe they have a nagging headache and some ... Read on »
Is it just me.... by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 10:04am ... or does everyone see extramedullary hematopoesis in the majority of their chronic subdural hematoma specimens? Here's yet another example that landed on my desk today Read on »
Brain Volume: Does Size Matter? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 19 Apr 2011 8:30pm As I've mentioned previously, I've been criss-crossing the country recently giving an update on Alzheimer's disease (AD) to fellow family physicians.  One of the bigger questions that often comes up is with regards to neuroimaging.  In other words, why should we obtain a CT or MRI of the brain? The practical matter is that while we c ... Read on »
Greetings from the ‘burgh by Rachel M. Posted Sat 03 Dec 2011 3:29pm Greetings from the east coast!  I am in Pittsburgh, PA visiting my family.  My mom has two cats, one of which looks just like my little Mendy except that she has green eyes while Mendy has blue. Remember her, the cat who eats Kashi ? Well, she sits on wrapping paper as well. My mother’s house is all decked ... Read on »
Joint Commission on Duke University Hospital by jodigirl Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 4:21pm Today I received an email from the Joint Commission. The organization that accredits hospitals concluded that Duke University Hospital acted properly in September 2007 when they discharged my dad the same day he had a fall. DUH acted properly despite the fact that dad was admitted with subdural hematoma and no one at DUH checked the status of ... Read on »