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Pancreatitis and Cholecystitis

Rabies

General Dogs account for < 5% cases where controlled, whereas they account for >90% causes in other parts of the world. Other animals: foxes, skunks, mongooses, bats. For US, most cases (not human infection, just diagnosed rabies in the wildlife) were with raccoons (36.6%), bats (27.2%), skunks (20.4%), foxes (6.7%), and other animals including coyotes, opossums, otters, bobcats, rodents and lagomorphs (rabbits, hares, picas). Animal bites not causing rabies: squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, [Read more]

Feeding Tubes

Tube Nomenclature Categorized by location of the tip of the tube. Gastrostomy or PEG tube - terminates in the stomach Jejunostomy - terminates in the stomach PEG-J tube or GJ tube - terminates in both the stomach and the small intestine PEG (Gastrostomy tubes) Placed endoscopically, no surgical incision Can temporarily keep stoma patent with a foley catheter. Need bolster to prevent further migration (can use 3 cm segment of another foley with hole in the middle to act as temporarily bolster [Read more]