Misdiagnosis

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Compartment syndrome is a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in one limb – or compartment – of the body cannot be alleviated naturally. In most instances of swelling, the body is able to reabsorb the fluid, or the fluid can pass into another part of the body before swelling…

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Compartment Syndrome, a dangerous condition that occurs when swelling in an extremity or compartment of the body cannot alleviate due to the fascia of the body holding fluids in one area, is mostly associated with trauma. Whether caused by fire, blunt force injury, or car accident, most doctors are familiar…

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Compartment Syndrome occurs when swelling in one “compartment” of the body, be it an arm or a leg or even the torso, is unable to be alleviated because the fluid cannot dissipate into other parts of the body due to the fascia. The fascia is the tissue, made largely of…

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CT Scans are among the most important diagnostic tools available to physicians. Though differential diagnosis based on symptomology is successful in many cases, oftentimes the same set of symptoms can indicate a variety of potential causes. When this occurs, imaging scans are often the only way to determine the disease,…

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Most Americans have health insurance, but even those who do are often forced to pay large amounts out of pocket for copays any time they see a doctor. Because of this, it is common for people to delay a physician’s visit until symptoms are unmanageable. The internet serves to exacerbate…

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Placental abruption poses a significant risk to the health of both mother and unborn child. This dangerous condition occurs when the placenta separates from the uterine lining. The placenta is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen from the mother to the fetus, and placental detachment interferes with the vital role…

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Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus but also associated with other bacteria. Osteomyelitis can occur in any individual, but is most commonly associated with patients who have undergone certain treatments or suffered certain diseases. Osteomyelitis is more common after a joint replacement or after…

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For years the media has been reporting on missed heart attacks, where a heart attack occurs but is not diagnosed for hours, days, or even weeks. These episodes are particularly worrisome because prompt treatment is so important for positive outcomes in the case of cardiac arrest or other cardiovascular events….

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Like most professional sports teams, the New Orleans Saints maintain a stable of team doctors to help them diagnose and treat injuries their players suffer on the field. Concussions have dominated the NFL news cycle for years, but football players are likely to suffer a variety of other injuries, including…

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Urgent Cares promise fast medical care in non-emergency situations, even without an appointment. For some families, Urgent Cares acts as a replacement for primary care physicians, as the family only utilizes healthcare services in the rare circumstance they need a prescription to treat something they can’t sleep away. Most patients…

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