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Month: August 2011

Surgical Antimicrobial Prophlaxis- Recent Guidelines

Antimicrobial prophylaxis controls the rate of surgical wound infections if used appropriately and adequately.

Before implementing the regimens, it is essential to understand the concept and rationale behind their usage. National Research Council (NRC) wound classification Criteria and Study of efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control -SENIC risk factors help in identifying patients at risk of developing surgical wound infections and decide on prophylactic antibiotic administration.

Adverse Reactions To Penicillin Group Of Antibiotics

Penicillin group of antibiotics are still a popular choice for various infections. These antibiotics are relatively non-toxic except for the fact that risk of hypersensivity exists. Penicillin on degradation produces penicilloic acid and others which serve as antigenic determinants either themselves or after being bound to host proteins.

Asthma Home Management Guidelines, Images

Asthma is a chronic inflamatory disorder of the airways mediated through many cells and cellular elements, particularly , mast cells, eosinophils, T lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, and epithelial cells; along with increase in tracheal and bronchial hyper responsiveness to a variety of stimuli; all this is manifested as recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning asociated with widespread but variable airway obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment.

Ricin a biological weapon ? – Symptoms & Treatment

Ricin – a phytotoxin extracted from Riccinus communis(Castor Plant) has gained attention in recent times as US intelligence revealed that major anti-national groups have planned to use it as a biological weapon to endanger lives of people around the world.This article provides all essential information about Ricin, the toxalbumin, symptoms of exposure, protecting yourself from further exposure and treatment of accidental exposure to ricin.

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