Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cost-effective oxygen concentrators

The new virus is conquering the world. The more people who become infected with Sars-CoV-2, the more cases there will be in which severe illness will occur. In these cases, the virus penetrates the lower respiratory tract, ...

Surgery

Another vaping danger: E-cigarette explodes in teen's face

(HealthDay)—A vape pen exploded in the face of 17-year-old Nevada boy, breaking his jaw and requiring multiple surgeries to repair the damage, according to a case report in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.

Surgery

Trauma surgeon seeing rise in burns from electronic cigarettes

Dr. Gary Vercruysse and his colleagues noticed something strange going on in their emergency room about a year-and-a-half ago. It all started when a 58-year-old man with severe burns to his left thigh arrived at Banner - ...

Pediatrics

Flameless candle batteries pose risk to kids

(HealthDay)—Tiny button batteries that light up flameless "tea candles" pose a significant risk to children when swallowed, the National Capital Poison Center warns.

Health

E-cigarette explosions: A doctor's view

It was an injury unlike any Dr. Elisha Brownson had seen - a young man whose teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded in his mouth. His injuries were so severe he was admitted to the trauma intensive care ...

Cardiology

St. Jude warns of battery defect in some heart devices

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical is warning doctors and patients about a rare battery defect in some of its implantable heart devices that can cause them to fail much earlier than expected.

Health

Burns, blast injuries on the rise from exploding e-cigarettes

(HealthDay)—Electronic-cigarette devices are randomly and unexpectedly exploding, burning and injuring people near them when they detonate, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 6 issue of the New England ...

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Surgeon discusses rise in vape pen injuries

A quick search of "vape pen injuries" turns up a slew of hits: CBS News, Denver Post, Reddit, AOL. There is no shortage of stories of electronic cigarettes or vaporizer devices that exploded or caught on fire.

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