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In 2013, a systematic review and meta-analysis (see ref in source) examined the long term outcome of catheter ablation in patient with atrial fibrillation. They first looked at single procedure success rates (=percentage of patients free of atrial arrhythmia or not requiring a second procedure at 12 months) and reported that the pooled overall success rate ...


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Putting your fingers in a wound is going to inflict severe pain on the casualty. There are ways you can apply direct pressure on an arterial wound, even if it is on the upper thigh. It is possible to apply pressure to any sort of external bleeding, and sticking your finger inside an arterial wound is not really going to help. The casualty might survive the ...


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I am certainly no expert, however I had a hip replacement in August 2015 and I know I have a slight leg length difference now. It's very common in hip surgery but I think we are so pleased to be out of pain it doesn't seem important until we are fully recovered as you are and then possibly left with a limp. I was measured about 8 weeks after surgery and ...


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This is a subject I'm very well versed in since I've had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and atrial flutter (AFL) for a number of years and I've undergone no fewer than five ablation procedures. However, I really can't improve on M. Arrowsmith's answer. It's pretty much spot on. However, I will add some thoughts you won't easily find in published ...


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TL;DR: No, there is no medical reason to feed ice cream to surgery patients. Although it's just a fictional movie, the premise is probably sound. He was recovering from surgery for a gunshot wound to the buttocks, and he kept asking for ice cream, which a young soldier freshly back from a tropical war zone would likely relish. Ice cream is high in protein, ...


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There are some rare anecdotal reports of auditory hallucinations related to oxycodone. For example: Example 1 Example 2 But the half-life of oxycodone is a mere 3-4 hours, so after two days there should have been virtually no oxycodone present. However, according to the same link above, oxycodone and its metabolites are excreted primarily via the kidneys,...


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The article you cited answers your question. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniotomy The amount of skull that needs to be removed depends on the type of surgery being performed. The bone flap is then replaced using titanium plates and screws or another form of fixation (wire, suture, etc.).


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Occupational therapists primarily use functional activities to assess and treat individuals who have lost independence due to illness or injury. It is uncommon to use craft type activities outside of mental health and paediatrics unless it holds some specific meaning for the individual undergoing treatment. In assessing an individual who has undergone ...


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