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Critical Care Medicine

Pressure Ulceration; Decubitus Ulcers, Pressure Sores, Bed Sores

1. Description of the problem Pressure ulcers can develop within 2-6 hours. Preventive measures should be instituted for all patients upon arrival in the intensive care unit, but it is important to identify patients at risk. Although conclusive evidence is lacking relating to risk factors for development of pressure ulcers in critically ill patients, the…
Hospital Medicine

Pressure ulcers/decubiti

Pressure Ulcers I. What every physician needs to know. A pressure ulcer is a localized area of necrosis to the skin and underlying soft tissue caused by unrelieved pressure between a bony prominence and external surface over a prolonged period of time. Pressure ulcers may be caused by a combination of three factors: extrinsic forces…
Critical Care Medicine

Epidural management, Epidural Analgesia, Epidural Anesthesia, Thoracic Epidural, Lumbar Epidural, Regional Anesthesia

Epidural Management Also known as: Epidural Analgesia, Epidural Anesthesia, Thoracic Epidural, Lumbar Epidural, Regional Anesthesia Continue Reading 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Epidural anesthesia is used extensively in anesthesia practice because of the reduction of postop morbidity and mortality that it may confer. Many of these benefits may correspond…
Features

Rising to the challenge of pertussis persistence

Unimmunized infants are at greatest risk for the potentially serious, even fatal, complications of this disease. New prevention measures are available. In 1976, when 1,010 cases of pertussis were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it was the lowest annual total ever recorded.1 By 2004, however, that number had risen to…
CME/CE Features

Managing food allergies 
in primary care

As gatekeepers, primary-care clinicians are able to provide education on the recognition and treatment of potentially fatal complications.
Endocrinology Metabolism

Diabetic Neuropathy

Are You Sure the Patient Has Diabetic Neuropathy? History: It is important to unveil the presence of risk factors (e.g., poorly controlled hyperglycemia; tall stature; associated dyslipidemia with elevated triglycerides; hypertension; and history of recent falls, which may reflect gait and balance disorders). Symptoms: May vary due to the type of sensory fibers involved Continue…
Hematology

Primary central nervous system lymphoma

Primary central nervous system lymphoma What every physician needs to know: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) representing 1 to 2% of all cases of NHL. PCNSL is defined as lymphoma which presents in the brain, spinal cord, leptomeninges, or within the orbits, and which is restricted…
Anesthesiology

Hydrocephalus procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Hydrocephalus is an abnormal enlargement of the cerebral ventricles. Causes of hydrocephalus include impaired elimination of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), and less commonly, an increased production of CSF. Hydrocephalus may present in any age group with a wide variety of symptoms. Prior to the procedure, the…
Infectious Diseases

Cystitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has cystitis? What should you expect to find? The discussion that follows is limited to infectious causes of cystitis. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial illness occurring in adults. Fungal UTIs are common in catheterized, but not in noncatheterized, patients.…
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