“The hand of God” – nurses try to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian Covid isolation ward

From Brazil , a country that has recorded a very high number of infections from Covid-19, comes ““mão de deus“ “, conceived by a Brazilian nurse to break down the barrier of isolation and give comfort to the patients. For over a year engaged in the fight against Coronavirus , doctors and nurses all over the world, in addition to ensuring the necessary health care for patients forced to live in […]

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The Youngest Patient in United States to Receive Face Transplant

Katie Stubblefield’s wit shows through when she describes her face transplant surgery. “Longest nap of my entire life,” she says. Those unfamiliar with Katie’s still-developing speech pattern may not easily make out those words, but her parents are usually there to interpret. Robb and Alesia Stubblefield have been by her side – helping her “take […]

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HOW WWI PLAYED A KEY ROLE SHAPING PLASTIC SURGERY AND MODERN ANAESTHESIA

In 1916, young ENT surgeon Harold Gillies set up Britain’s first plastic surgery unit, where he practised the ‘strange new art’ of facial reconstruction for those who had suffered severe injuries and burns. Gillies was given the go-ahead, and by January 1916 was setting up Britain’s first plastic surgery unit at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. Gillies toured base hospitals […]

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First African American to receive a face transplant

Robert Chelsea suffered severe injuries after getting hit by a drunk driver in 2013. After months of waiting for the right donor, the first African American man to undergo a full face transplant is recovering from a successful procedure. Chelsea has led a difficult life the last few years — he was left severely disfigured […]

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Green Urine

A 62-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of dyspnea and was found to have hypercapnic respiratory failure. Intubation was performed, mechanical ventilation and a continuous infusion of propofol were initiated, and the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Five days after admission […]

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Thoracotomy training simulator body

Medical advances that bring us closer and closer to reality 👨‍⚕️This isn’t a real human but rather a sophisticated thoracotomy training simulator body.This is a procedural, repairable and operable biofidelic manikin that provides new immersive training options for clinical educators and practitioners of emergency medical care.Improving clinical competency and operative outcomes without endangering patients and […]

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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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