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Automated blood-cell analyzers. Can you count on them to count well?

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: January 19, 2011. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Family Medicine | Hematology | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing | Oncology | Pathology

For a non-hematologist like me, what was striking at the very outset while beginning to learn about cell counting, was the remarkable way in which techniques of cell counting (hematology)  and particle counting (physics)  have complemented… Read more... (Comments: 1)


Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: October 07, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Nursing

Wolf-Parkinson-White (WPW) will turn up on occasion in the office of a family or general practitioner, and the response to this finding will vary depending upon the experience (specific to the condition) of the provider and the symptoms, if any, of… Read more... (Comments: 7)


Benign Ventricular Rhythms and the Anxious Patient

Author: John Kenyon, CNA
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Preventive Medicine | Nursing | Psychiatry

One of the more common causes of visits to the Emergency Department is the patient who complains of “palpitations” or skipping, fluttering, “a feeling my heart stops for a minute,” or otherwise misbehaving myocardium. Almost always the patients… Read more... (Comments: 4)


Use of Balloon and Balloon-like devices in Medicine

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: September 12, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Dermatology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Endoscopy | Infections | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Medical Students | Nursing | Ophthalmology | Radiology | Surgery | Cosmetic Surgery | Urology

I recently came across a very interesting article listing the many extended uses of the Foley’s catheter in plastic surgery [1]. This article prompted me to attempt to compile information on the various ways in which Balloon catheters and other devices… Read more... (Comments: 1)


The right hypochondrium… Is it really “right”? A territorial dispute

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.
Submitted: August 18, 2010. Updated: November 24, 2014.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Geriatrics | Gastroenterology | Hepatology | Endoscopy | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Emergency Medicine | Medical Students | Organ Transplants | Nursing | Pathology | Pulmonology | Radiology | Surgery

Since the time one enters the realm of clinical medicine, the general area just inferior to the costal margins is introduced as the right and left hypochondriac regions (or, the right or the left hypochondrium). In the following discussion, I will… Read more... (Comments: 2)


Artificial arteries - nanotechnology trial one step closer, gets funding

Author: Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.
Submitted: January 03, 2010. Updated: January 02, 2010.
Category: Cardiology | Family Medicine | Internal Medicine | Critical Care | Surgery

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