November 2013

First Aid Management for Blue-ringed Octopus Bites

Blue-ringed octopus bites, although painless, are highly poisonous to humans. It is a tiny cephalod that is considered to be amongst the deadliest marine animals. They are found in Australia and in the eastern Indo-Pacific. The generally docile animal is typically yellowish brown in color, but when it is disturbed, the rings change color to …

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Delayed Complications of bone healing

Delayed complications of bone healing such as delayed union occurs when healing does not occur at a normal rate for the location and type of fracture. Delayed union may be associated with distraction (pulling apart) of bone fragments, systemic or local infection, poor nutrition or chronic morbidity (diabetes mellitus, autoimmune disease). However, despite the delay …

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