Aaron J Cronin

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BACKGROUND Patients commonly present to emergency rooms and primary care clinics with cellulitic skin infections with or without abscess formation. In military operational units, non-physician medical personnel provide most primary and initial emergency medical care. The objective of this study was to determine if, after minimal training, Army physician(More)
OBJECTIVE Annually, more than 100,000 US and international military and civilian personnel work in Afghanistan within terrain harboring venomous snakes. Current literature insufficiently supports Afghan antivenom treatment and stocking guidelines. We report the clinical course and treatments for snakebite victims presenting to US military hospitals in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a handheld sonar device significantly reduces the mean time needed to locate a missing diver. METHODS This institutional review board approved, prospective, crossover study used a voluntary convenience sample of 10 scuba divers. Participants conducted both a standard and modified search to(More)
Data SourcesRelevant studies were identified using Medline and bibliographies of reviews, editorials, book chapters and letters discussing the relationship between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease (CHD).Study selectionStudies were assessed for inclusion by two reviewers. Prospective studies with cohort or nested case–control design with CHD or(More)
Study Objectives: Ultrasound guidance of central venous catheterization (CVC) is increasingly preferred over the traditional anatomic landmarks technique as a means to improve overall placement success rate and patient safety. Currently, there is limited data available that compares these two techniques when applied to the infrequently utilized(More)
Acute Idiopathic Scrotal Edema (AISE) is an uncommon cause of bilateral scrotal swelling encountered in primary care. AISE is usually seen in children; however, several case reports have shown that AISE can occur in adult males. We present an active duty adult male who presented with AISE while deployed in Afghanistan. The clinical course of AISE is usually(More)
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