IDSA: Skin and Soft Tissue Infections Guidelines Updated
Severe nonpurulent SSTIs such as necrotizing fasciitis or GAS gangrene should be surgically debrided. "In the age of antibiotic stewardship, the clinical skills of the practitioner are paramount," Dr. Stevens said. "Best-guess treatment must be based ...
Medscape - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:26

'Houdini man' who survived gas explosion, WW2, ship bombing, hurricane ...
A MAN who cheated death more than half a dozen times before going on to become the head of an accident prevention charity, has died at the age of 95. William Gemmell Alexander, a former Sedbergh School pupil who lived in Dent and Kendal as an adult, ...
The Westmorland Gazette - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 05:03

Diagnosis of Fournier's Gangrene on Bedside Ultrasound
As part of the initial assessment, the patient received a bedside ultrasound (US) that demonstrated marked thickening of the scrotal fascia with edema, as well as discrete areas of subcutaneous gas (Video). Based on these ultrasound findings, in ...
Medscape - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:13

'Living Gaza martyr' walks around with 30 pieces of shrapnel in body
In 2009, Al Salibi was hit by an Israeli rocket in Gaza, while riding his bicycle to the petrol station to buy cooking gas for his mother. ... “My left arm was amputated because of gangrene and a big piece of shrapnel was removed from the back of the ... - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:24

'It's good to be alive'
... Community Hospital in Hillsboro and at OHSU to excise ravaged and necrotic tissue from her leg — a pathway that stretched from her ankle to her groin — Kylie's doctors were hopeful their efforts to stop the effects of “gas gangrene” had been ...
Portland Tribune - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:52

What it's like to be hit by an Israeli rocket: UAE's Gaza survivor shares his ...
Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News; Jehad was one of the 5,303 Palestinians injured as a result of the war on Gaza in 2008. He had gone to a petrol station to buy cooking gas for his mother when the rocket struck him. Sharjah: “Should we bury him ... - Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:26

'Flesh-eating' infection claims 2 Maine lives in 6 months, advocacy group ...
Such infections are known as “invasive GAS disease,” which can include necrotizing fasciitis and other severe conditions, such as streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, according to the CDC. Each year in the U.S., group A strep causes about 650 to 800 ...
Bangor Daily News - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:00

Chris Bohjalian at His Best: New Novel Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
Admittedly, it's been years since I've picked up a book by Chris Bohjalian. Seventeen years, to be exact, which is how long it's been since Midwives landed on shelves, was selected as a read for Oprah's Book Club, and shot to the top of bestseller ...
Everyday ebook - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:08

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