Auricular Necrotizing Wound From Brown Recluse Spider Bite

A 5-year-old white boy presented with soft-tissue cellulitis involving the soft tissue of the lower ear auricle and adjacent neck (Figs ​1a and ​1b) as a result of a brown recluse spider bite. Wound cultures gave negative results upon initial debridement. The involved area progressed from cellulitis to necrosis of the skin of the lateral neck and lower […]

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Extraordinary Large Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus Treated with Integra Dermal Regeneration Template

Kim A. Tønseth, MD, PhD,*†‡Charles Filip, MD, PhD,*†Robert Hermann, MD,*Harald Vindenes, MD,* and Hans Erik Høgevold, MD, PhD*† CASE REPORT The patient was born abroad after a normal pregnancy. Immediately after delivery, a very large voluminous GCMN of the back covering about 16% of the total body surface area and additional multiple smaller nevi on the body […]

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Motor vehicle accident

Case presentation A 29-year-old man was brought to our level one trauma hospital after a motor vehicle accident, during which he was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. He lost consciousness on impact but was alert and oriented on arrival at the hospital, and was able to move all four extremities during the initial […]

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An Alternative Approach for Treating Severe Injured Temporomandibular Joints by Gunshot Wounds

Abstract Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction is a challenging clinical problem that has been revolutionized due to the development of total alloplastic TMJ replacement (TMJ-TJR); however, the costs are still very high. We used an alternative approach to treat comminuted mandibular condyle fracture with an unviable condyle head caused by gunshot wounds. Our surgical technique consisted […]

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Cognitive decline in Parkinson disease

Abstract Dementia is a frequent problem encountered in advanced stages of Parkinson disease (PD). In recent years, research has focused on the pre-dementia stages of cognitive impairment in PD, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Several longitudinal studies have shown that MCI is a harbinger of dementia in PD, although the course is variable, and stabilization […]

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Ballistic Trauma

Combat and domestic improvised explosive devices (IEDs) deserve special consideration and mention as they result in additional trauma to the soft and hard tissues that extend far beyond that of typical ballistic patterns of permanent and temporary cavitation effects seen with handguns, shotguns, or even high-powered rifles. In addition to direct tissue damage from blast […]

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Dietary total fat, fatty acids intake, and risk of cardiovascular disease: a dose-response meta-analysis of cohort studies

Abstract Background Several epidemiological studies have investigated the association between dietary fat intake and cardiovascular disease. However, dietary recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis might be more credible. Methods and results Pubmed, Embase and Cochrane library were searched up to July 1st 2018 for cohort studies reporting associations of dietary fat intake and risk […]

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Neovascularization of coronary tunica intima (DIT) is the cause of coronary atherosclerosis.

1602 Samuel Drive, Madison, WI, 53717, USA Corresponding author: Vladimir M Subbotin: moc.liamg@nitobbus.m.rimidalv Background An accepted hypothesis states that coronary atherosclerosis (CA) is initiated by endothelial dysfunction due to inflammation and high levels of LDL-C, followed by deposition of lipids and macrophages from the luminal blood into the arterial intima, resulting in plaque formation. The success […]

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Case of billateral necrotizing fasciitis post debridement surgery showing muscle exposure

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF), also known as flesh-eating disease, is an infection that results in the death of parts of the body’s soft tissue. It is a severe disease of sudden onset that spreads rapidly. Symptoms usually include red or purple skin in the affected area, severe pain, fever, and vomiting. The most commonly affected areas are the limbs and perineum. ypically, the infection enters the body through a […]

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Laparoscopic retrieval of an unusual foreign body

Binay Kumar Shukla, Rajesh Khullar, Anil Sharma, Vandana Soni, Manish Baijal, and Pradeep Chowbey Author information Article notesCopyright and License information Disclaimer INTRODUCTION Foreign body ingestion is a common cause of accidental death. Although approximately 90% of them pass spontaneously, they can result in perforation or obstruction in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Toddlers aged 2-3 years are most commonly affected; as […]

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G-Force injury

An 11-year-old boy who suffered horrific injuries doing a YouTube challenge still refuses to watch the video after realising how close it brought him to death. Tyler Broome took part in the ‘Roundabout of Death’ – where the back wheel of a motorbike is used to spin play equipment at great speed. The schoolboy was […]

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Jellyfish injuries

Lakkana Thaikruea & Potjaman Siriariyaporn  It is widely known that box jellyfish are one of the most venomous marine animals in the world [1]. Envenomation involves the physical discharge of venom into tissues. The venom is a complex mixture of polypeptides and proteins, including hemolytic, cardiotoxic and dermatonecrotic toxins The islands of Samui and Pha-ngan have the […]

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