Author: silverfish8

tPA for Frostbite

Dr. Ben Kaufman did a great job this month presenting this paper that talks about the most recent trends for the treatment of frostbite. That paper can be downloaded here: Frostbite tPA Dr. Kaufman was also kind enough to put…

Insect Repellents

This week we had a great wilderness meeting during which Dr. Hinds talked about insect repellents. This is a really important topic if you are going to visit one of the regions of the world where infectious agents such as Malaria…

Pitviper Envenomations

This month we had a great meeting where Dr. Janairo reviewed the Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines for the treatment of Pitviper Envenomations in the United States.  This was a great review article discussing crotalid envenomations and can be downloaded…

Snow Blindness

This month Monalisa talked about 2 great articles on snow blindness.  Both of those articles can be downloaded here: Snowblindness in Antartica Snowblindness She did a great job going through them and also provided a nice short summary if your…

Jellyfish Envenomations

This month in the WM meeting, we spoke about jellyfish envenomations.  The paper we discussed can be found here: Jellyfish Paper This was a great paper that covered a lot of information about the different jellyfish in different parts of…

Brown Recluse Spider Bites

This month in the wilderness medicine group meeting we spoke about using therapeutic plasma exchange to treat refractory systemic loxoscelism after a brown recluse spider envenomation.  The paper that describes that treatment modality can be found here: Brown recluse envenomation-therapeutic…

Avalanche!

This month we discussed a great review on the resuscitation of avalanche victims given by Dr. Rolston-Cregler. If you want to read that paper in its entirety, please click this link: AVALANCHE RESUS GUIDELINES Louis was also kind enough to put together…