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Antibiotic prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery: difficult decisions in an era of evolving antibiotic resistance
Prophylactic antibiotics can decrease the risk of wound infection and have been routinely employed in orthopaedic surgery for decades. Despite their widespread use, questions still surround the selection of antibiotics for ...
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen as a result of primary splenic lymphoma
Spontaneous rupture of the spleen is a true surgical emergency that requires immediate management to prevent rapid exsanguination. It occurs mostly as a result of splenic infiltration by infectious or haematological diseases. ...
Use of a venting PEG tube in the management of recurrent acute gastric dilatation associated with Prader-Willi syndrome
A patient with Prader-Willi Syndrome was admitted to the ICU with features of recurrent acute gastric dilatation, aspiration pneumonia and a massive pulmonary embolus. He was initially managed with intubation, assisted ...
Small bowel obstruction 5 years following the ingestion of serrated scissors
Ingested foreign bodies are common in the cohort of psychiatric patients, however clinical quiescence in this group is rare. We present a case of a 45-year-old female with emotionally unstable personality disorder (borderline ...