Open fracture ER Management

Gustilo Anderson Classification of Open fracture Progression for grade I to III C implies a higher degree of energy involved in the injury, higher soft tissue and bone damage, and higher portential for complications. Type I: <1 cm; Mild/minimal energy trauma, soft tissue injury, contamination… Read More

Severe Malaria : Quick revision

Criteria for Severe and Complicated Malaria Positive peripheral blood smear for P.falciparum + ≥1 of the CHAPLINS (Mnemonic) Convulsions: >2 in 24 hour Cerebral edema (Consciousness impaired) Hypoglycemia (glucose <40 mg/dl) Hemorrhage (DIC) Hemoglobinuria (Black water fever) Anemia (hemoglobin <5 gm/dl or PCV <15% in… Read More