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⚠️ What would you do if this happened to you? 🔫😱
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Crazy case of a gunshot wound with the heart protruding through the chest wall!
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Patterns of injury seen from war injuries are often unbelieveable. Like this gunshot wound to the chest that allowed for the heart to self deliver (notice that the pericardial sac is still intact, no tamponade and appears to have pretty good cardiac output).
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Any organ within the chest is potentially susceptible to penetrating trauma, and each should be considered in the evaluation of a patient with thoracic injury. Current management of penetrating chest trauma is a hurried, brute-force approach necessitated by the life-threatening nature of many of these injuries.
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One of the ways to manage a gunshot wound to the chest is with a chest tube. A chest tube is also known as chest drain or chest drainage tube. It is a plastic tube that is put through the side of your chest. It uses a suction device to remove air, blood, or fluid from around your lungs or heart. A chest tube will help you breathe more easily. It may also relieve pressure on your heart and help your circulation.
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Obviously, if you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, go to the emergency room immediately to prevent any further complications. Stay safe and stay healthy everyone! 🤓
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📸 by @global.response

Whose side are you on? 👱🏼‍♂️🐮
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A 41 year-old bullfighter survived being gored in the throat during a contest in Madrid. The half-ton bull caught the torero under his chin after he lost his footing and stumbled while executing a pass with his red cape at the spanish capital's packed bullring. The horn of the animal tore into the bullfighter's throat and emerged through his mouth, fracturing his mandible.
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He was left with the horn protruding from his mouth. He struggled to his feet, staggered a few yards, spluttering blood and was then carried from the ring and into the medical ward. He was in a critical condition and subsequently had to have two emergency operations to install an emergency tracheotomy and reconstruct his throat, jaw, tongue and roof of the mouth.
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The throat (pharynx and larynx) is a ring-like muscular tube that acts as the passageway for air, food and liquid. It is located behind the nose and mouth and connects them to the breathing passages (trachea and lungs) and the esophagus. The throat also helps in forming speech.
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Tonsils are located at the back and sides of the mouth and adenoids are located behind the nose. They both help to fight infections. Removal of tonsils and adenoids, when necessary, will not reduce your child's ability to fight infections since there are many other tissues to perform that function.
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The pharynx is the muscle-lined space that connects the nose and mouth to the larynx and esophagus. The larynx, also known as the voice box, is a cylindrical grouping of cartilages, muscles and soft tissue that contains the vocal cords. The larynx is the upper opening into the windpipe (trachea), the passageway to the lungs.
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Obviously, if you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, go to the emergency room immediately to prevent any further complications. Stay safe and stay healthy everyone! 🤓
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📸 by @medshots

Perfect way to start the weekend! 💪😍
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Roman was diagnosed with spina bifida, myelomeningocele L3-S2, at his 20-week ultrasound. Spina Bifida is a birth defect of the spine and spinal cord, and causes an inability or difficulty to walk.
Roman's parents have a page, @Defyingodds_romansjourney , dedicated to updates on his treatment.
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Just a couple months ago his mom shared, "Not only did he walk all over the yard but then he walked across the street and down the road and turned around and came all the way back. Without any help from me! *Obviously I was right beside him if he needed me* but he didn't need me! Not at all. He moves at a snail's pace so we won't be able to use them if we are in a hurry lol but I'm thinking we will be ditching the walker much sooner than expected!" Despite the odds, his parents were determined to persevere. Roman actually had an operation before he was born to increase his chances of being able to walk.
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Stay motivated and stay strong everyone! 🤓
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🎥 by @Defyingodds_romansjourney

Explosive pimple for all my pimple-lovers out there! 🌋
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What causes pimples?
If you look closely at your face in a mirror, you can see tiny holes in your skin. These are called pores. Inside the pores, you'll find: Oil, dead skin cells, bacteria. These things are normal and were there before you had pimples. The oil makes your hair shiny and keeps your skin from getting too dry, so it's a good thing. But then something called puberty happens. This is a time when your body starts to change in many ways. Your skin starts making too much oil and the oil, dead skin cells and bacteria plug up the pores.
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The best thing to do is to try to stop pimples before they start. Here's what you should do: Wash your face twice a day with warm water, using a mild cleanser, which works like soap to clean your skin, but is gentler so it doesn't dry it out. Ask your mom or dad to help you pick one. Don't scrub hard and don't use a washcloth. That can make pimples worse. You also might have heard about special products called "scrubs." These can be too hard on your skin, so don't use them unless a doctor tells you to. If you wear makeup, be sure to wash it off before you go to bed.
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Wash your hair regularly. Greasy hair that hangs on your face can make your skin oily. You don't want more oil on your skin! Only use oil-free skin care products. Some packages will say the product is "oil-free." Others use big words like ”noncomedogenic” and ”nonacnegenic.” All those things are good. It means the product doesn't clog your pores. Keep hairspray and gel away from your face. Those things can plug up your pores, too.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, please ask us and contact your primary healthcare physician to prevent any further complications. Stay juicy and stay gorgeous everyone! 🤓
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🎥 by anatomiae

Be careful when dealing with animals! 🐶
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This 18-year old woman was brought to the emergency room after being bit by a 110 pound dog! Her lip was sliced in half from the corner all the way down to the lateral jawline or mandible. There were no internal damage, just one battle scar and an incredible stitch work from an ER doctor! The last photo is the healed up version, just 2 months post incident.🙏
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Animal bites to the hand require meticulous cleansing. The doctor or other medical personnel will wash the wound and might trim away any devitalized (dead) tissue, damaged skin, blood clots, or other particles that could be a source of infection. The use of antibiotics for animal bites may also be used if necessary.
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Amputated parts should be retrieved and brought to the emergency department because they can provide a valuable source of tissue, even if the part is not replantable. Bleeding vessels in the stump should not be clamped. Hemostatic control of the stump can be achieved with a compressive dressing and elevation. The amputated part should be wrapped in a saline-moistened gauze sponge placed in a plastic bag. The plastic bag should be sealed and placed on ice. The amputated part should not be placed directly on ice because this could result in a frostbite injury to the vessels. The part should not be immersed in water; this makes digital vessel repair more difficult and less reliable.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, go to the emergency room immediately to prevent any further complications. Stay safe and stay healthy everyone! 🤓
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🎥 by @adamphifer @medicaltalks

Leg day can be tough! Be careful! 😬
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The knee joint is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body. It allows the lower leg to move relative to the thigh while supporting the body’s weight. Movements at the knee joint are essential to many everyday activities, including walking, running, sitting and standing.
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The knee, also known as the tibiofemoral joint, is a synovial hinge joint formed between three bones: the femur, tibia, and patella. Two rounded, convex processes (known as condyles) on the distal end of the femur meet two rounded, concave condyles at the proximal end of the tibia.
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Along the medial side of the knee, the medial collateral ligament (MCL) connects the medial side of the femur to the tibia and prevents forces applied to the lateral side of the knee from moving the knee medially. Likewise, the lateral collateral ligament (LCL) binds the lateral side of the femur to the fibula and prevents forces applied to the medial side of the knee from moving the knee laterally.
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Two internal ligaments: the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments also help to maintain the proper alignment of the knee. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most anterior of these internal ligaments and extends obliquely from the inner surface of the lateral condyle of the femur to the anterior intercondylar space of the tibia.
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The ACL plays an important role in preventing hyperextension of the knee by limiting the anterior movement of the tibia. Directly behind the ACL is the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), which extends obliquely from the inner surface of the medial condyle of the femur to the posterior intercondylar space of the tibia. The PCL prevents the posterior movement of the tibia relative to the femur.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, go to the emergency room immediately to prevent any further complications. Stay safe and stay healthy everyone! 🤓
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🎥 by @anatomiae

Imagine having these in your brain!? 🤕
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Neurocysticercosis is a leading cause of seizures and epilepsy in the developing world and is an increasingly important health issue in the United States. Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection that results from ingestion of eggs from the adult tapeworm, Taenia solium.
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When cysticercosis involves the central nervous system, it is called neurocysticercosis. Neurocysticercosis is the most common parasitic infection of the brain and a leading cause of epilepsy in the developing world, especially Latin America, India, Africa, and China.
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Neurocysticercosis typically is first seen either with seizures (70% to 90% of acutely symptomatic patients) or headache. Headache usually indicates the presence of hydrocephalus, meningitis, or increased intracranial pressure. When hydrocephalus is present, the use of antiparasitic drugs is relatively contraindicated, unless a shunt is placed before administration.
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The mortality rate of patients with hydrocephalus or increased intracranial pressure is higher than the mortality rate of patients with seizures. Albendazole and praziquantel are the principal antiparasitic drugs used to treat neurocysticercosis.
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In adults and children first seen with new-onset seizures and active cysts, seizure recurrence rates at 4 years are as high as 49%. After a second seizure, the estimated risk of recurrence is 68% at 6 years. Prognosis is best for those patients in whom imaging studies normalize.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, please ask and contact your primary healthcare physician ASAP to prevent any further complications. Stay healthy and stay safe everyone!
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💻Neurocysticercosis
Christopher M. DeGiorgio, M.D.
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Hello world! 😱
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Vaginal delivery childbirth has three distinct phases: dilation of the cervix, delivery of the infant, and delivery of the placenta.
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The first stage of labor begins when the effaced (thinned) cervix is 3 cm dilated. During effacement, the cervix is pulled upward during contractions. Full dilation occurs when the cervix is wide enough to allow passage of the baby’s head, about 10 cm for a full-term infant.
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The second stage begins when the cervix is fully dilated, ending when the baby is born. Fetal movement through the birth canal is assisted by the additional maternal efforts of bearing down or pushing. The fetal head is seen to crown as the labia part, and the baby is born.
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The period from just after the fetus is expelled until just after the placenta is expelled is called the third stage of labor, which lasts, on average, 10–12 minutes.
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Clinical Relevance: Infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS), also called neonatal respiratory distress syndrome or respiratory distress syndrome, is a syndrome in premature infants caused by the developmental insufficiency of surfactant production and structural immaturity in the lungs. It can also result from a genetic problem with the production of surfactant-associated proteins. Signs and symptoms include: fast breathing, shortness of breath, episodes of no breathing, blue skin from poor circulation, insufficient urine production, or low birth weight.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, go to the emergency room immediately to prevent any further complications. Stay safe and stay healthy everyone! 🤓
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🎥 by futurosdoctores

Inspirational story by a strong young man! 💪 🤼‍♂️
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Zion Clark was born with a rare medical condition known as caudal regression syndrome, a condition which left him without legs. But the determined young man, popularly known for the term ‘No excuses’- tattoed across his back- not only managed to live without legs but also grew up to be a renowned wrestler.
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In one of his many interviews , Zion said that “I don’t believe in excuses–there is no excuse to do anything good or bad, I believe we do what we want to do, and instead of making excuses for it, I focus on correcting the bad decisions and building upon the good ones.”
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He went onto say that he does not like being pitied for his condition, explaining that “I just want them to quit feeling that pity for me, I can’t stand that. I don’t know why, but it just makes something start churning in the back of my head. I would think that they would know that I’m obviously moving around probably more than the people around me. I don’t know why they’re like, ‘Oh, I feel sorry for you.’ Don’t.”
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Currently, Zion is a  Business Management student at Kent State University in Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia where he wrestles for the school’s wrestling team. He plays the drums at church and video games at home with his best friend. He is also training to be a world-class Olympian with his eyes on the 2020 Tokyo world Olympic games.
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Stay strong and stay motivated everyone! 🤓
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📸 by @big_z_2020

Stab wound! 😳🔪
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This man presented to Emergency Room with a knife stabbed in his back right next to the spine. Fortunately, no damage to any organs or anatomical structures were affected.
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Stab wounds are a form of penetrating trauma that may be self-inflicted or inflicted by another person either accidentally or intentionally. They may be caused from a variety of objects and may occur anywhere in the body.
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Stab wounds usually result from a thrusting mechanism with an object (e.g. knife or scissors) that penetrates the skin and underlying tissue and may extend deeper to breach anatomical cavities (e.g. peritoneal or pleural). The location of the injury, trajectory of the object, size of the object and depth of injury all affect the potential damage that can be inflicted.
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Depending on the location vascular injury (e.g. aortic, carotid) and injury to highly vascular organs (e.g. spleen) may be acutely concerning. Injuries that may compromise breathing mechanics (e.g. pneumothorax) and airway patency (e.g. trachea) are also concerning. Visceral injury (e.g. intestinal perforation) is also significant.
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For more information for the steps to follow after a stab incident visit: wikihow.com/Attend-to-a-Stab-Wound.
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If you or a loved one are experiencing these conditions, please ask and contact your primary healthcare physician ASAP to prevent any further complications. Stay healthy and stay safe everyone!
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📸 medicaltalks

What’s that in his eye?? 🤭
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The unique structure of the human eye as well as exposure of the eye directly to the environment renders it vulnerable to a number of uncommon infectious diseases caused by fungi and parasites. Numerous fungi and parasites infect the eye either by direct introduction through trauma or surgery, by extension from infected adjacent tissues, or by hematogenous dissemination to the eye.
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Loiasis, called African eye worm by most people, is caused by the parasitic worm Loa loa. It is passed on to humans through the repeated bites of deerflies (also known as mango flies or mangrove flies) of the genus Chrysops. Knowing whether someone has a Loa loa infection has become more important in Africa because the presence of people with Loa loa infection has limited programs to control or eliminate onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). There may be more than 29 million people who are at risk of getting loaisis in affected areas of Central and West Africa.
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Ten countries have areas where there are high rates of infection (i.e., where more than 40% of the people who live in that area report that they have had eye worm in the past). An estimated 14.4 million people live in these areas of high rates of infection. Another 15.2 live in areas where 20–40% of people report that they have had eye worm in the past.
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Decisions about treatment of loiasis can be difficult and often require advice from an expert in infectious diseases or tropical medicine. Although surgical removal of adult worms moving under the skin or across the eye can be done to relieve anxiety, loiasis is not cured by surgery alone.There are two medications that can be used to treat the infection and manage the symptoms: diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and Albendazole.
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📽futurosdoctores
💻CDC.gov

Can you guess the body part without swiping left??? 🤔
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Incredible amputation injury of the thumb after a two wheeler accident!!! 😱
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The thumb is the first of the hand's five digits. It possesses a unique and wide range of motion not shared by the hand's other digits. Not only does it bend its knuckle, but the tip of the thumb can touch the tips of the fingers. This range of motion greatly assists in the ability to grasp and hold items. Anatomically, the thumb is compromised of the metacarpal connected to the trapezium, a carpal bone in the wrist. This first metacarpal connects to the proximal phalanx. This connects to the thumb's distal phalanx, which is also the tip of the finger.
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Unlike the other 4 fingers, the thumb does not possess an intermediate phalanx bone. The thumb generally receives oxygenated blood by the princeps pollicis artery. The muscles of the thumb all contain the word "pollicis," and are distinguished by extensor, flexor, oppenens, and abductor designations. This includes longus and brevis descriptions depending on which tendon is longer.
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The whole hand is innervated by 2 nerves: the recurrent median and deep ulnar nerve. The radial innervates muscles that effect the hand but do not originate there unlike the other 2 nerves. A mnemonic to remember which muscles are innervated by the recurrent median is "1/2 REal MEat LOAF". "REal MEat" stands for the nerve: REccurent MEdian. "1/2 LOAF" stands for the muscles: 1st/2nd Lumbricals, Opponens pollicis, Abductor pollicis brevis, and Flexor pollicis brevis.
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All other muscles of the hand are Innervated by the Deep Ulnar Nerve, which is a terminal, primarily motor branch of the ulnar nerve. It is accompanied by the deep palmar branch of ulnar artery.
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