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The hand of a doctor after removing his medical precautionary suit and gloves after 10 hours of duty.

Background The use of examination gloves is part of the standard precautions to prevent medical staff from transmission of infectious agents between patients. Gloves also protect the staff from infectious agents originating from patients. Adequate protection, however, depends on intact gloves. The risk of perforation of examination gloves is thought to correlate with duration of […]

11 week old fetus

An 11-week-old human fetus that has died in the womb has gone through ‘Diaphonization’: Cleaned & given chemical compounds to bring out the color of the soft tissue, especially the original transparent skin. Scientists do it to examine the diseases that cause miscarriages. What is a miscarriage? Miscarriage is when an embryo or fetus dies before the 20th week […]

Emergency department thoracotomy for the critically injured patient: Objectives, indications, and outcomes

Release pericardial tamponade and control cardiac hemorrhageThe highest survival rate following EDT is in patients with penetrating cardiac wounds, especially when associated with pericardial tamponade [7,17]. Early recognition of cardiac tamponade, prompt pericardial decompression, and control of cardiac hemorrhage are the key components to successful EDT and patient survival following penetrating wounds to the heart […]

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