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Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is a microbial infection of the endothelial or the innermost layer of the heart which chambers the heart  which are biologically of the same genetic makeup of endothelial cells which primarily compose the cells lining all blood vessels. Basically, the endocardium functions as the protective layer of the valves of the heart and […]

First Aid for Wounds

Quick thinking, confidence in your abilities and first aid know-how can make a big difference in emergency situations, especially if those situations involve someone important to you. Every second counts during emergencies as things can become serious fast. For example, wounds can result in heavy blood loss that might become fatal so it’s important to […]

Battery Ingestion: A Call for Alarm

Battery ingestion has been on the rise in the recent years, primarily due to the increased accessibility to the miniaturized electronic devices and toys to children, who are the frequent casualties. The type of battery that is usually ingested or inhaled is button batteries. These button batteries are tiny, round batteries that are commonly found […]

Initial Assessment of the Accident Scene

An accident scene can be terrifying, overwhelming, and confusing. Once you have decided to take action, some questions that require immediate responses are: What to do first? Where to get help? How to help? These are three basic questions that can guide you on how to effectively carryout your initial emergency action. Check the scene […]

Cholera

Cholera is a disease caused by a bacterium, Vibrio cholerae that is spreads through contaminated water. Cholera is characterized by severe diarrhea which may result in dehydration. Even if a person is healthy, if left untreated, this infection can become lethal in just a few hours. Cholera can be easily treated with rehydration solution in […]