It takes a pretty rare picture to be worth a whole blog. And maybe this picture isn't really worth the entire blog. But maybe it is. We found this bizarre picture of an echocardiogram in progress, on WebMD to share with you. CLICK AHEAD!
A 63-year-old man with a hernia plunged a butter knife into his abdomen to try to fix the medical condition, and then put a lit cigarette in the wound, according to police.
"He actually impaled himself with the butter knife," said Sergeant Tom Lorenz a police spokesman. "He told his wife he was frustrated with this hernia, and he didn't want to wait any longer for the medical procedure."
While wait times in the emergency room can be a little ridiculous, the man's action does seem a little short-sighted. Butter knives and cigarettes are not high quality, sterilized surgical instruments.
Surgical instruments that enter an aseptic part of the body such as the bloodstream, or penetrate the skin, must be sterilized to a 'high sterility assurance level,' which refers to the probability of being non-sterile after sterilization. Mathematically, sterility assurance levels are usually very small numbers and are expressed as negative exponents: "The SAL of this process is 10 to the minus six." Instruments like scalpels, hypodermic needles and dissectors must be sterilized before use. While sanitization and disinfection terminates selectively and partially, sterilization refers to the termination of all microbial life. How do hospitals, clinics and facilities accomplish this important process? The medical autoclave, also known as a lab autoclave, steam autoclave or medical sterilizer is the piece of medical equipment that handles the job.
There is an ongoing story presented in the media that the United States is lagging behind other countries in manufacturing. While this might be true in some industries, there are two sides to every story, and sometimes more than two. In fact, the United States is one of the leading manufacturers of accurate scales in the world. Search online for bathroom scale reviews and you'll find American made scales near the top of almost every list. Scales from Detecto, Befour, and SR scales are some of the most trusted scales in the world-- from digital bathroom scales and BMI scales, to accurate medical scales and floor scales-- and they are all proudly American made.
It's supposed to be summer, but here in Washington, it's not quite passing the test. According to a Seattle meteorologist, Seattle has technically had only 78 minutes of summer so far this year. Whether that depresses you, challenges you, or neither, it can be hard to stay active when it's rainy or cold. Because we're rather public servicey on this blog click ahead for some helpful quick tips for staying active-- whether you live in the rainy Northwest, or otherwise.
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Only a few years ago, if you were a kid with asthma, controlling asthma with regular medication meant bringing a large, heavy, and loud nebulizer everywhere you went. That meant at school, sleepovers, and summer camp there was always a big loud box to lug around. It meant the anxiety of having asthma attacks was increased by new anxiety about having to use a large, intimidating piece of medical equipment every day to stop the attacks. Those days are past. If you're a kid with asthma there are now some great nebulizers which are smaller, easier-to-use, and will be far less anxiety inducing.
Social networks aren't just for marketing and annoying your parents. They can also be very useful, and in fact, can even save lives. Novelist Deborah Copaken Kogan's son Leo woke up one morning with a rash and fever. After taking Leo to the doctor and getting a prescription for antibiotics, Kogan thought Leo would begin to heal. But Leo's symptoms got worse. Deborah didn't panic however; instead she called her doctor and arranged for another visit. She also posted pictures of her son's worsening condition on Facebook, where her online contacts commented that his symptoms and appearance in pictures could be a rare but potentially fatal disease called Kawasaki disease. The doctors soon confirmed the Facebook picture comments-- Leo had Kawasaki disease. Waiting a single day might have lead to unrepairable heart damage.
Is someone always blaming you for all their problems? Maybe they just need more sleep. A new study suggests sleepier college students tend to blame others for their problems, seek revenge and are more likely to day dream about how things could have played out. They didn't however, think about how they could have changed the situation, but rather how other people could have handled things differently. Researchers have long known that sleepiness can negatively impact moods and impair our emotions and cognitions when making a moral judgment, but this new study is the first to investigate how people actually think when they are sleep deprived.
The abstract was presented at the SLEEP 2011, 25th anniversary meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, by principal investigator David Mastin, associate professor of psychology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. "Sleepier people seem to engage in counterfactual thinking that is more dissatisfied and perhaps more selfish," said Mastin. "It may be that the sleepier you are, the more likely your musings are to be angry thoughts, about how others could have done better."
During an exam or surgery you probably don't think too much about the lights around you, but your doctor definitely has thought and planned out the type of surgical lights and medical exam room lights being used. Proper medical lighting, operating room lights producing a clear, crisp, image for the doctor and other health professionals in the room, are arguably one of the most important pieces of medical equipment at a facility. Burton Medical Products manufactures distinctive, high-value exam lights, surgical lights, procedure lights, UV lights, and headlights for the physician. Why are operating room lights so important? Surgical lights like the Burton Apex Major Operating Room Light (pictured right) offer pure white light, eliminating blue hues and illuminating the area where major surgeries take place. Being able to see the surgical area clearly is very important.