Having a toothpick fish (the Candiru) take a detour up your urethra doesn’t really bear thinking about. Apparently the worst thing that can happen to a parasite is to end up inside the wrong host…
Dr Betty Chan, emergency physician and clinical toxicologist, discusses the DORA trial and digoxin toxicity – 1 or 2 amps of immune fab only, no maths required – and explains why less is more.
Having a toothpick fish (the Candiru) take a detour up your urethra doesn’t really bear thinking about. The idea of maggots crawling around under your skin sickens you. It is true, humans are afflicted by some pretty nasty parasites. At we can least be thankful for bacon. But things could be much, much worse.
Bacon – a food item that, for anyone who needs it, surely ranks as the most essential food for use in a medical emergency.
Slides from my presentation on Marine Injuries at the annual meeting of the Texas Medical Association. EBM Gone Wild Lectures Spider Bites that aren’t MRSA Fish Poisoning Centipedes, caterpillars and other creepy crawlies Toxmed 2014 Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) TCEP
Redback spider bites are of decent medical importance, if you live in Australia or any of the places they’ve been carried to by humans. Their venom inflicts you with pain that can be local, regional, or generalized. It can also cause systemic effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, or malaise. Due to this, Australian researchers […]