25 JULY 2013, VOL. 1, NO. 3

   



25 JULY 2013, VOL. 1, NO. 3, PAGES 24-31




About the Cover: Cricothyroidotomy is critical for patients in the context of emergency, and accurately identify the cricothyroid membrane plays an important role in determining the success of cricothyroidotomy. It is difficult to palpate the cricothyroid membrane in obese patients. Using a mathematic model to explain why it is hard for obese patients to identify the cricothyroid membrane, and general recommendations based on the model were given on how to increase the rate of the palpation accuracy. (see page 30).




Table of Contents

EDITORS

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Science Insights 2013, 1(3): 24-25.

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NEWS

Worldwide break news are selected.

Artificial Liver from Stem Cells (Yokohama, JAPAN)

Pharaoh’s Sphinx Paws (Hazor, ISRAEL)

Why Men Love Breasts (Atlanta, USA)

Mother’s Love or? (Washington DC, USA)

Lifespan and Air Pollution (Beijing, CHINA)

Science Insights 2013; 1(3): 26-27.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Recent representative literatures are highlighted.

SPACE PHYSICS: Energetic Electron Acceleration

MATERIALS: 3-D Hybrid Nanocolloids

MEDICAL IMMUNOLOGY: Shp1 and T Cell Homeostasis

Science Insights 2013; 1(3): 28.

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PICTURE STATION

Fishes and Water Plants (1368-1644, China)

By Miao Fu (Ming Dynasty)

Science Insights 2013; 1(3): 29.

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PERSPECTIVE

Accuracy of Palpation for Cricothyroidotomy

By Xiaofeng Shen, Shiqin Xu, Fuzhou Wang

Science Insights 2013; 1(3): 30-31.

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Summary

Cricothyroidotomy is a practical procedure that is critical for patients in the context of emergency. Accurately identify the cricothyroid membrane takes a crucial part in determining the success of cricothyroidotomy. However, it is not that easy for clinicians when facing patients with different conditions that limit the palpation accuracy. Obesity is a risk factor for the failure of cricothyroidotomy. Special care is needed for obese patients. We herein build a mathematic model to explain why it is hard for obese patients to be palpated, and we also give recommendations based on the model on how to increase the rate of the palpation accuracy.