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Osmolality

Osmolality is a colligative property and is a measure of the total number of particles in a solution. Colligative properties affect the freezing point, boiling point, and vapor pressure of any solution. Increasing the osmolality reduces the…

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Cyclospora…

Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the unicellular, coccidian parasiteCyclospora cayetanensis. Transmission occurs by ingestion of fecally contaminated food or water. Cyclospora oocysts are not killed by routine chemical disinfection…

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Blood Loss and…

Following another weekend of mass shooting in the United States, I thought it might be poignant to review the recent findings of a paper published by researchers at Johns Hopkins. The authors analyzed 23,422 trauma patients that presented to their…