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Shortness of breath after gunshot wound: can you make the diagnosis? by pathologystudent Posted Thu 12 Sep 2013 1:10pm Today’s post is a very good case presented by Richard Huang, a third-year medical student at St. George’s University.  Reading through this case and thinking about it as you go along is a great way to test your clinical knowledge, as well as your understanding of the underlying pathophysiologic concepts. Thanks, Richard! So without further ado, ... Read on »
FDA Approves XStat Syringe Which Seals Gunshot Wounds in 15 Seconds.. by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 05 Apr 2014 10:37pm This is pretty neat invention and of course it is for military use but you could think of it being in a paramedic kit as well for those responding to where someone has been shot too.  It’s purpose of course is to stop the bleeding and 15 seconds is pretty fast.  The syringe is full of sponges.  The company received a grant to do some rese ... Read on »
Gunshot wound to the chest with ST Elevation by Stephen Smith Posted Sat 11 Aug 2012 12:31pm A 32 year old presented with a gunshot wound that seems to have entered the anterior chest with a downward trajectory, traversing his chest wall on the interior, and exiting his left flank.  He had anterior chest pain with movement or breathing.  An ECG was done as part of the evaluation at 0300: There is ST elevation injury p ... Read on »
FDA Approves Life Saving Opioid Drug Overdose Auto-Injector Device by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 06 Apr 2014 10:55am It was a good week for the FDA and this is second life saving drug/device approved by the FDA, the other devices at the link below is also lifesaving in stopping loss of blood with deep gun shot wounds.  This device is called Evzio and it delivers a single of naloxone that reverses the effects experienced with a drug overdose. The drug has been ... Read on »
Emotional Trauma: Wounds, Scars, and Everything in Between by VidyaSury Facebook Posted Fri 14 Sep 2012 2:20am (This beautiful excerpt is from the book "Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide to Enhancing Recovery" by Dr. Jamie Marich    who is an amazing individual and published here with her kind permission). The word trauma is the Greek word for "wound." Think for a moment about the word wound in a physical sense. What do we k ... Read on »
Car Crashes Through the Doors of the ER That Was Transporting a Gunshot Victim by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 27 Jun 2010 11:57pm The driver was not the gunshot victim, but rather someone driving him to the emergency room.  It has to be a loud awakening for the staff at the ER for sure, and sadly the victim didn’t make it.  The article stated the car drove right through the double door entrance and almost sounds like something we see in movies but perhaps not in real life ... Read on »
One Doctor Shot and Killed At Hospital in Reno, Another Doctor Wounded by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 4:46pm This is happening too often.  One doctor was shot dead and two other individuals, one also a doctor, were shot but are still alive.  Police arrived within 2 minutes who shot himself once he was done.  They have yet to find a motive yet.  The killer went to the 3rd floor urology center and opened fire.  The doctor who was shot and killed w ... Read on »
While Doctors Are Optimistic, Prognosis for Wounded Congresswoman Is Unclear by HealthFinder Posted Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink It could be a year before extent of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' recovery is evident, experts say. By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Johns Hopkins Hospital Shooting–Doctor Expected to Survive–Hospital has Over 80 Entrances to Police by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 17 Sep 2010 1:13am We hear about more incidents as such as hospitals today and with 80 entrances someone got by with a gun as security police do check for this but can’t get everyone or have metal detectors at every door.  From what is stated here the fact that his mother’s condition was not corrected with surgery is what set him off as she had suffered fr ... Read on »
Eyeborg–A Prosthetic Eye That Records and Streams Video (Video) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 28 Aug 2011 4:53pm This is a video worth watching as this is amazing how he built this replacement eyeball.  What’s even stranger though is to hear him talk about the technology with prosthetics and he believes that when it gets real good that people will consider losing an arm voluntarily to have a prosthetic arm that can out perform a human arm?  I don’t know ... Read on »