Navigation Links
When Man Bites Man

Treating people who are bitten by animals poses little problem for doctors, but what do they do when the biter is another human?
That’s the question researchers set out to answer in a new study published in this month’s Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Their review of 10 years worth of hospital records in Galveston, Texas, identified several key areas they believe can form a standard protocol to follow when man bites man.
The study uncovered 40 human bites between 1990 and 2000. The average victim was a young adult male.// About two-thirds received their bites while incarcerated in a local prison and most occurred during an altercation. The most common site of the bite was the ear, and more than two-thirds of the patients presented with exposed cartilage. Patients received tetanus shots when needed, along with other standard medical care. On average, patients were followed for around four months.

Researchers were especially interested in finding out what role infection plays in human bites and how surgical intervention might influence the development of infection. Results showed six of the wounds that were closed soon after the incident became infected, compared to none of the wounds closed more than 24 hours after the bite. Post-operative infection was also associated with exposed cartilage and receiving less than 48 hours of IV antibiotics.

The investigators conclude human bites are best treated with at least 48 hours of IV antibiotics and delayed surgical closure. Noting human bites make up between 2 percent and 23 percent of all bite wounds, and about half of all people in the United States will experience a human bite at some time in their lives, researchers believe these guidelines can go a long way to improving care for patients. They say, "The timing of treatment and medical and surgical management of human bite injury significantly impacts wound infection"
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Prevention And Timely Medical Care Can Help With Bug Bites
2. Kids More Prone To Mosquito Bites
3. Insect Bites Among Children Do Not Warrant Medical Attention In Most Cases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health ... of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards ... at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts and ... him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife on ... say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the freeway, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and ... that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then ... will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... Mid-Atlantic Angels is actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital ... support over the past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading ... next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, ... June 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia ... Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening ... industry leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, ... ™, the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: