WHO call for action to prevent deaths from drowning
In their first global report on drowning, the World Health Organization reveal that every hour, more than 40 people around the world lose their lives by drowning, with young children at greatest risk. Person struggling to swim. According to WHO, around ...
Medical News Today - Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:07

Axiclaim | Testicular torsion misdiagnosis
Solicitors for Axiclaim have successfully recovered £20,000 for a young male who suffered the loss of a testicle. This followed a hospital's failure to diagnose and treat testicular torsion in a timely manner. One morning Axiclaim's client woke-up with ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:00

Using a NIRS device to detect testicular torsion quickly at bedside
A recent case study published in the Canadian Urological Association Journal demonstrates the potential for a non-invasive bedside method of detecting testicular torsion. Testicular torsion is a surgical emergency due to the risk of testicular loss if ...
iMedicalApps - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:57

Dr Chireka: Let's talk about hernia
"Ba - Ba, But eh doctor,” I protested to no avail as I was handed over a packet of antibiotics to take for a week. This happened in 1993 when I was a first year medical student at the University of Zimbabwe. Since birth I had been aware that something ...
New Zimbabwe.com - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:30

How to Kick a Guy in the Balls: An Illustrated Guide
Blunt trauma can cause testicular torsion, where the spermatic cord becomes twisted and blood supply to the testicle is cut off. This quickly results in ischemia or testicular infarction and tissue death—an extremely dangerous condition if left untreated.
Jezebel - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:25

Friendly 'Ball Tap' Leaves Teen Permanently Infertile: What Is Testicular Torsion?
According to the Urology Care Foundation, testicular torsion occurs when tissue surrounding the testicle is separated from the scrotum. This twisting of the testicle can cause a strangulation of its blood supply. If blood supply is not restored within ...
Medical Daily - Fri, 09 May 2014 10:58

Obama Throws Intelligence Director James Clapper Under the Bus
President Obama is attributing the rise of ISIS to the intelligence community's failures in order to deflect criticism of his own incompetence. Andrew Napolitano | October 2, 2014. EMAIL · SHARE · Facebook · Twitter · Tumblr · Blogger · StumbleUpon ...
Reason - Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:01

Almost a quarter of breast conservation ops lead to further surgery
A report on repeat operations following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer has found that almost a quarter of patients went on to have further surgical intervention. Could the introduction of new guidelines for surgery reduce this number?
Medical News Today - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:10

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