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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