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Amputation Statistics by Cause by Victoria Powell Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 10:08pm via amputee-coalition.org * Upper-limb amputations accounted for the vast majority (68.6 percent) of all trauma-related amputations occurring during the study period. * Males were at a significantly higher risk for trauma-related amputations than females. * For both males and females, risk of traumatic amputation ... Read on »
Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 22 May 2009 10:33pm Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics 23 may 2009 -- The chances of having to have a limb amputated because of diabetes were reduced by 36 percent when people with type 2 diabetes were given the drug fenofibrate to lower their blood fat levels, new research has found. The study included 9,795 people, ages 50 to 75, who took eith ... Read on »
Electrical Amputation after 7,200 Volts by Victoria Powell Posted Wed 21 Apr 2010 12:00am Image by tolitzdelacasa via Flickr Lineman, Shawn Spiwak’s was working when he was hit by 7,200 volts of electricity by what was thought to have been a dead wire. His elbow had brushed against the line when electricity ran through his body, sparks flying from his chest.  He fell backwards and was left dangling ... Read on »
Leeches: “What works and what sucks” in veterinary medicine by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 07 Jan 2009 4:31pm Yes, veterinary surgeons use leeches. Mostly, this happens at the highest levels of vet medicine (usually in university settings) where degloving injuries, traumatic amputations, tissue flaps and non-healing wounds are commonly dealt with. For the average veterinarian and pet owner, leeches might seem like a throwback to the days when George W ... Read on »
Veterinarians suffer many work-related injuries by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Wed 26 Aug 2009 11:56pm A high injury prevalence has been reported among veterinarians. In this study graduates in veterinary medicine from Australian universities completed questionnaires asking about injuries during their professional career. Injuries were most frequently sustained on farms (55%) and associated with undertaking procedural activities (37%) and ... Read on »
Veterinarians suffer many work-related injuries by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:03pm A high injury prevalence has been reported among veterinarians. In this study graduates in veterinary medicine from Australian universities completed questionnaires asking about injuries during their professional career. Injuries were most frequently sustained on farms (55%) and associated with undertaking procedural activities (37%) and ... Read on »
Astana's Chris Horner Meets Members Of WWP by Tom H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Mar 2009 3:39pm During the Tour of California Team Astana took some time before one of the stages to meet members of the WWP. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was founded on the principle that veterans are our nation's greatest citizens. The WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts i ... Read on »
World's 1st penis transplant - "On again, off again!" by Dr. Robert O. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 18 Jun 2009 1:03am I missed the announcement of this tabloid-esq Plastic Surgery first, but some Plastic Surgeons performed the world's first penis transplant in China recently. The man had the surgery in Guangzhou, China after his own penis was damaged beyond repair in an accident this year, leaving him with a 1cm stump with which he was unable to urinate or ha ... Read on »
Time to Wince by Vanessa R. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Oct 2009 10:00pm 3rd digit dislocation Knee dislocation Ankle fracture/dislocation Traumatic amputation of a guy who hit a semi with his Corvette Smashed elbow You know you can’t help but keep looking! Wincing xrays from the Trauma Radiology collection by Flickr user EckesRaie. Read on »
diabetes....fight it! by adailydoseofdieting Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 12:00am My family, on both sides, have strong diabetic genes. Diabetes is a HUGE deal and seems to become more common every day. Let me throw some stats at you. •Diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in 2006 •On death certificates of those who died from Heart Disease, 68% had diabetes •Diabetes is the number ONE cause of blindness ... Read on »