Penetrating wounds caused by a pointed object.
Restoration of integrity to traumatized tissue.
Wounds caused by objects penetrating the skin.
General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Invasion of the site of trauma by pathogenic microorganisms.
Damage inflicted on the body as the direct or indirect result of an external force, with or without disruption of structural continuity.
General or unspecified injuries to the heart.
Disruption of structural continuity of the body as a result of the discharge of firearms.
General or unspecified injuries to the neck. It includes injuries to the skin, muscles, and other soft tissues of the neck.
Infection occurring at the site of a surgical incision.
Head injuries which feature compromise of the skull and dura mater. These may result from gunshot wounds (WOUNDS, GUNSHOT), stab wounds (WOUNDS, STAB), and other forms of trauma.
The type of DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA caused by TRAUMA or injury, usually to the ABDOMEN.
Washing out of the peritoneal cavity. The procedure is a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic technique following abdominal trauma or inflammation.
Collection of air and blood in the pleural cavity.
Passage of light through body tissues or cavities for examination of internal structures.
Incision into the side of the abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.
Pathologic process consisting of a partial or complete disruption of the layers of a surgical wound.
Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.
The application of a vacuum across the surface of a wound through a foam dressing cut to fit the wound. This removes wound exudates, reduces build-up of inflammatory mediators, and increases the flow of nutrients to the wound thus promoting healing.
A vascular connective tissue formed on the surface of a healing wound, ulcer, or inflamed tissue. It consists of new capillaries and an infiltrate containing lymphoid cells, macrophages, and plasma cells.
A species of HELICOBACTER that colonizes in the STOMACH of laboratory MICE; CATS; and DOGS. It is associated with lymphoid follicular hyperplasia and mild GASTRITIS in CATS.
Acute and chronic (see also BRAIN INJURIES, CHRONIC) injuries to the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, CEREBELLUM, and BRAIN STEM. Clinical manifestations depend on the nature of injury. Diffuse trauma to the brain is frequently associated with DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY or COMA, POST-TRAUMATIC. Localized injuries may be associated with NEUROBEHAVIORAL MANIFESTATIONS; HEMIPARESIS, or other focal neurologic deficits.
The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.
Material used for wrapping or binding any part of the body.
The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.
Group behavior toward others by virtue of their group membership.
Postmortem examination of the body.
The science or philosophy of law. Also, the application of the principles of law and justice to health and medicine.
Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
The walnut plant family of the order Juglandales, subclass Hamamelidae, class Magnoliopsida. They are mainly temperate zone trees.
Beaches, both natural and man-made, used for bathing and other activities.
The killing of one person by another.
The killing of animals for reasons of mercy, to control disease transmission or maintain the health of animal populations, or for experimental purposes (ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION).
Small-arms weapons, including handguns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, etc.
Persons whose profession is to give legal advice and assistance to clients and represent them in legal matters. (American Heritage Dictionary, 3d ed)
Those federal and state laws, and their enforcement, that protect trade and commerce from unlawful restraints and monopolies or unfair business practices.
A concept that stands for or suggests something else by reason of its relationship, association, convention, or resemblance. The symbolism may be mental or a visible sign or representation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
A province of Canada on the Pacific coast. Its capital is Victoria. The name given in 1858 derives from the Columbia River which was named by the American captain Robert Gray for his ship Columbia which in turn was named for Columbus. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p178 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p81-2)
Created 1 January 1993 as a result of the division of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
A family of proteins that promote unwinding of RNA during splicing and translation.
An emotional attitude excited by realization of a shortcoming or impropriety.
Sweet food products combining cane or beet sugars with other carbohydrates and chocolate, milk, eggs, and various flavorings. In the United States, candy refers to both sugar- and cocoa-based confections and is differentiated from sweetened baked goods; elsewhere the terms sugar confectionary, chocolate confectionary, and flour confectionary (meaning goods such as cakes and pastries) are used.
The regular recurrence, in cycles of about 24 hours, of biological processes or activities, such as sensitivity to drugs and stimuli, hormone secretion, sleeping, and feeding.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Cooperation among hospitals for the purpose of sharing various departmental services, e.g., pharmacy, laundry, data processing, etc.
Individuals who have the formal authority to manage a hospital, including its programs and services, in accordance with the goals and objectives established by a governing body (GOVERNING BOARD).
Eating an excess amount of food in a short period of time, as seen in the disorder of BULIMIA NERVOSA. It is caused by an abnormal craving for food, or insatiable hunger also known as "ox hunger".
Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. They provide services to patients requiring assistance in recovering or maintaining their physical or mental health.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.