Michael B. Strauss

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Fournier's gangrene of the external genitals is a complex entity characterized by acute onset, rapid progress to gangrene, toxemia and high mortality rate. The disease may be primary as described by Fournier or secondary with a detectable cause in the colo-rectal area, the lower urogenital tract or in the perineum. The disease may affect healthy young males(More)
Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBO) in combination with thrombolysis has been demonstrated to salvage myocardium in acute myocardial infarction in the animal model. Therefore a randomized pilot trial was undertaken to assess the safety and feasibility of this treatment in human beings. Patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) who received(More)
BACKGROUND The role of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) has been examined in the medical literature for decades. There are more systematic reviews of the HBO2/DFU literature than there have been randomized controlled trials (RCTs), but none of these reviews has resulted in a clinical practice guideline (CPG) that(More)
SCUBA diving is a popular recreational sport. Although serious injuries occur infrequently, when they do knowledge of diving medicine and/or where to obtain appropriate consultation is essential. The emergency physician is likely to be the first physician contact the injured diver has. We discuss 8 subjects in diving medicine which are contemporary, yet may(More)
Sea urchin spine injury is usually a benign process that rarely comes to the attention of a physician. Aside from the transient episode of excruciating pain which responds dramatically to hot water soaks, there is usually no residual disability. As in any puncture wound, tetanus prophylaxis and observation for latent infection is advised. Complications(More)
This study examined the effect of exposures to hyperbaric oxygen on the development of the edema and necrosis of muscle that are associated with compartment syndromes that are complicated by hemorrhagic hypotension. A compartment syndrome (twenty millimeters of mercury for six hours) was induced by infusion of autologous plasma in the anterolateral(More)