Angelika Rubin

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The athlete who panics or hyperventilates requires immediate stabilization and assessment to rule out more serious diagnoses. Repeated attacks may indicate panic disorder, which can be treated effectively with a combination of psychological and pharmacologic therapy. Drug options include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines, tricyclic(More)
Cyanoacrylate adhesives offer an attractive alternative to the use of sutures for closing lacerations, especially in sports medicine. Skin adhesives take less time to apply and cause less pain than suturing, and they require no dressing and no needle use-advantages that have obvious value in athletic settings. Further, studies (1,2) indicate that the cost(More)
Abrasion and laceration management begins with controlling bleeding, assessing the wound site, and determining the patient's tetanus status. Abrasions are treated with thorough irrigation, a topical antibacterial agent, and an appropriate dressing. Laceration treatment includes anesthesia use and wound cleaning, suturing under sterile conditions,(More)
Although sudden cardiac death is rare in sports, having an automated external defibrillator (AED) available facilitates early defibrillation and increases the chance of survival for an athlete in cardiac arrest. The decision to buy an AED involves many factors, and physicians and other personnel who work with athletes should be familiar with the use of such(More)
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