Tag: Necrotizing fasciitis

The Rapid Killer – Clostridium Septicum and Cancer

I am a fan of world war I. The biggest cluster in history (where two cousins were basically texting each other prior to the breakout of the war) led to the demise of several monarchies, the rise of new superpowers, and the grim reality of how modern warfare was going to play out going forward.

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Beyond Antibiotics – Oxygen for Necrotizing Fasciitis

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing 100% oxygen at a higher atmospheric pressure (usually 2.5-3 atm) and it has recently been widely used for multiple diseases. Recall Boyle’s law:  Increasing pressure decreases the volume, so pressurizing the human body causes a decrease in volume of gas-filled spaces (1). As such, it has clinical uses in arterial

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The Sea “Flesh Eating Bacteria” – Vibrio Vulnificus

Vibrio Vulnificus is one of those board questions that pops up occasionally. The stem usually goes along the liens of “a cirrhotic eats raw oysters/goes to the beach and has a severe skin and soft tissue infection.” This is usually followed by a question about the etiology. There have been some news stories regarding this

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