Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD

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  • Baltimore, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- West Africa's Ebola epidemic has slowed significantly, but health officials are hesitant to say the lethal virus is no longer a threat.

    Ebola infections have killed more than 8,600 people and sickened 21,000, mostly in the countries of Liberia, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If the current high rates of monitoring and hospitalization continue, the Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be halted by the middle of this year, researchers report.

    After including data collected as of Dec. 1, 2014, a computer model projected tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Dec. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Strategies to reduce the number of emergency surgeries in the United States could save up to $1 billion in health care costs over a decade, new research suggests.

    The study also found that surgeries planned ahead of time...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab technician with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an agency laboratory in Atlanta earlier this week.

    And up to a dozen other lab workers are being checked for possible exposure...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test has identified more than 50 drugs that could be helpful in treating people with Ebola, researchers report.

    The drugs, which are already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, all showed promise in preventing the Ebo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with the hormone progesterone doesn't benefit patients with traumatic brain injury, a new study finds.

    "These results are plainly disappointing," lead investigator Dr. David Wright, an associate professor and vice chair for research i...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Being out in cold too long puts you at risk for hypothermia, which is having a core body temperature less than 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Those highest at risk for developing hypothermia include the elderly, who often have problems regulating their body temperature, infants and very young children who...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thirty-five hospitals across the United States have been designated as Ebola treatment centers, and more will be designated in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

    These centers have the staff, equipment, ...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    The common mistakes people make to treat frostbite can actually cause more harm than good. These mistakes include rubbing or massaging the area with snow or ice. Even massaging alone can damage the tissue further.

    The most important thing you can do is get out of the cold and remove any wet, constricting...Read More
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    There have been multiple cases of children who have fallen through the ice and have been revived, sometimes more than 40 minutes after their cardiac arrest, from hypothermia. Doctors do resuscitations on victims of hypothermia sometimes for over an hour, never declaring the resuscitation code blue over...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they're cleared to play following a concussion, baseball players' batting skills are worse than normal, which suggests they may not be fully recovered, a new study suggests.

    "Although players who sustain a concussion may be symptom-f...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    If you do not escape the elements and treat your hypothermia, it can become rapidly fatal. In the emergency room the progressive symptoms of hypothermia are described as the “umbles”: fumbles and stumbles, then mumbles and grumbles. First you can lose your coordination, fumbling and stumbling around....Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The findings also showed that fewer people were ...Full Article

  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    Frostbite can occur in exposed skin within five to 10 minutes when the temperature dips below 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Your tissue literally freezes, with ice crystals forming in the cells. Early warning signs occur when your skin gets red and stings and prickling and numbness occur. This is called...Read More
  • Leigh Vinocur, MD - Baltimore, MD - Emergency Medicine
    Leigh Vinocur, MD answered:
    If you come upon someone who is out in the elements and appears to be suffering from hypothermia, here are some things you can do:
    • Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if he or she has no pulse or is not breathing.
    • Call 911.
    • Move the victim to a warm area and remove any wet clothing.
    ...Read More