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The Way of Punctures

Small holes caused by a sharp object piercing another object are referred to as punctures. Such holes may come about accidentally, or be done with a specific purpose in mind. Some punctures are surface only, while others can pierce deep into the subject. A doctor visit isn’t normally necessary for accidental surface punctures on the … Read more

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Kleppinger Coagulation Punctures in Tubal Sterilization

Laparoscopic surgery is a type of surgery where a small incision is made in the abdomen or pelvic areas rather than a large cut. The incision is usually less than half an inch. In some laparoscopic tubal sterilization surgeries in women, otherwise known as getting the woman’s “tubes tied”, a tool known as Kleppinger forceps, … Read more

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Examine the Pain in Your Head Through Lumbar Punctures

Surgeons and Neurologists use information obtained from a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to examine and rule out disease or infection in the brain and spinal cord. Such tests are called lumbar punctures, also referred to as a spinal tap. Lumbar punctures need the doctor to insert a needle into the patient’s lower (lumbar) back and … Read more

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Marks and Punctures in Professions

Many professionals use marks and punctures in their every day jobs and careers. By definition a mark is a visible trace or impression made on a surface. Sometimes a mark is referred to as light scratch or gash on the surface of skin. On the other hand, a puncture is a pierce made into one … Read more

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Avoid Thorn Punctures in the Wild

Whether you go camping in the hot and humid summer months, or the chilly winter months, it is important to know about the types of plants and wildlife common to the area before setting up camp. Many plant varieties hold danger when touched. Prickly plants can irritate skin and cause serious infection through deep thorn … Read more

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Fixing Tire Nail Punctures is as Easy as 1-2-3

No one wants to step outside and discover a tire on their care or truck has gone flat. Nor does anyone hope to find a nail, or screw embedded deep within the tire tread. Unfortunately, nail punctures are common with motor vehicles and bicycles. Fortunately, fixing tire nail punctures takes a bit of time and … Read more

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The Anatomy of Arterial Punctures

Unlike veins, which are blood vessels that carry oxygen to the heart, arteries carry oxygen rich blood away from the heart to the body’s organs and tissues. A single main artery, known as the aorta, pumps blood from the heart into smaller artery branches. Different arteries work in various areas of the body. Each serves … Read more

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First Aid Skin Punctures

No matter how much a person practices caution, accidental skin punctures happen every day to anyone. Every clothing tailor has stabbed their finger with a needle at least once in their lifetime. Someone at some time has stepped barefooted onto a broken piece of glass, slipped with a screwdriver, bumped into splintered wood, or had … Read more

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Avoid the Unforeseen: Sidewall Tire Punctures

Accidents happen no matter how careful the driver. When it comes to tires most automobile accidents happen through unseen objects. A flat tire happens. When it does it is good to be prepared by keeping an automobile tire puncture kit handy, or calling a mechanic. Be aware, unlike nail, screw, or broken glass punctures through … Read more

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The Dangers of Rose Thorn Punctures

Springtime is a time greatly anticipated by many gardeners. It is when they attend to their precious roses by plantings, trimmings and soil preparation. Wise gardeners practice safe habits to keep from accidental rose thorn punctures. Well cared for roses continue to bloom throughout the summer and into autumn leaving almost a full year to … Read more