- Eskimo Technique begins with the patient lying on the nondislocated shoulder on the ground. Two people now lift the patient by the dislocated arm; holding onto the distal forearm or wrist. Keeping the opposite shoulder suspended a couple of centimetres off the ground, reduction is noted to occur usually within a few minutes.
- Apparently successful 74% of the time. [Reference]
- Also known as (commotio retinae) it is a common condition caused by blunt injury to the eye. Named after the physician that first noted the condition.
- It is characterized by decreased vision in the injured eye a few hours after the injury. Under examination the retina appears opaque. This whitening is indicative of cell damage, which occurs in the retinal pigment epithelium and outer segment layer of photoreceptors. Damage to the outer segment often results in photoreceptor death through uncertain mechanisms.
- The prognosis is excellent unless there has been choroidal rupture, haemorrhage or pigment epithelial damage. [Reference]
What is the Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-ophthalmic Outburst reflex?
- Sneezing when looking at a bright light (colloquially the sun), it affects 18-35% of the population and its mechanism is not fully understood. [Reference]
- Coccyx (after the cuckoo, whose beak it is meant to resemble). [Reference]
- Buffalo or bison have a single pleural cavity, one of the few mammals to do so, hence they were so easy to kill with a single arrow to the chest.
- If your patient has a pleuropleuro connection they will develop spontaneous bilateral pneumothoracies which will resolve if a chest drain is inserted only on one side. Dr DJ Hartin et al reported one such case in 2006, perhaps the only one of its kind. [Reference]