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Avoid Deflation: Repairing Punctures on Auto Tires

Odds are that most vehicle owners have experienced a flat tire at least once in their lifetime. If that isn’t bad enough, a good majority of flat tires come about due to a tire rolling over and being punctured by a sharp object, such as a nail, screw, or broken piece of glass. Change the … Read more

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Deliberate Use for Punctures of the Skin

Punctures of the skin occur somewhere in the world every day. Some come about accidentally. Bee stings, finding a wood or metal sliver under the skin, stepping on nails, knife cuts, and broken glass shards are some examples of accidental punctures. But some punctures of the skin happen for a purpose. One example comes from … Read more

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Object Punctures Lung

Medical cartoon comics make fun of a variety of illnesses and ailments. Patient’s who step on obvious things, the common cold, even an item that punctures lung, or other organs are all susceptible to the cartoonist’s whim. There have been comics where the patient is fluttering away like a balloon after a needle punctures lung. … Read more

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Natural or Cesarean? Multiple Epidural Punctures During Delivery

One of the choices a woman faces once she learns she is pregnant is whether to have a natural, or cesarean (C-section) child birth. In both forms an epidural shot may be administered to temporarily numb. While an epidural is in place, and if the patient is awake during surgery, the patient will be aware … Read more

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Lumbar Punctures Show the Health of Brain and Spinal Cord

When diagnosing disorders and diseases of the brain and spinal cord a doctor may decide to order a patient to go through a lumbar puncture procedure, otherwise known as a spinal tap. This is done by inserting a needle into the lower back and removing cerebrospinal fluid. A blood culture is performed. All of this … Read more

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Learn Why and What’s Involved for Lumbar Punctures in an Infant

Symptoms of seizures, continuous vomiting, and high fevers are a great cause of concern when it comes to any infant. When a virus has been ruled out, or there is cause to believe there is swelling or hemorrhaging in the brain the infant’s pediatrician might request a specialist who will order different tests to check … Read more

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Causes for Horse Deaths Punctures

Humans have been taking care of domesticated horses for centuries. They are workers, players and performers. Healthy horses can live up to thirty years or so with proper care. Horse owners must watch the horse’s diet, grooming, vaccinations, and take care of them when a sickness or problem occurs. Horse deaths punctures are among the … Read more

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Sole Protection: Caring for Foot Punctures

Summer is a time of roaming barefoot through the grass and sandy beaches. Unfortunately, summer is also the time when doctors see an increase in cases for foot punctures. Broken glass shards, shells, tacks, nails, screws, thorns and prickers, sharp edge plastic, pencil tips, sewing needles and even the metal hooks used for hanging Christmas … Read more

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What is the Cost Fixing Punctures?

The cost fixing punctures varies according to type. For a simple puncture in a bike or automobile tire a tire plug kit may be all that is needed to permanently fix it. The price for a tire plug kit falls around ten dollars, or less. A worth while investment considering the price for a new … Read more

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The Why and How of Brachial Artery Punctures on Babies

The brachial artery runs under the skin from the shoulder to just below the elbow. This is the artery that nurses use a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer (a Velcro nylon cuff wrapped above the elbow) on to determine blood pressure in a patient. Injury, or infection to the brachial artery is a cause of concern … Read more