Compartment syndrome is a feared complication that can be both limb- and life-threatening. The image is CC by jαγ Δ.
Compartment syndrome occurs most commonly after trauma to the lower leg. It causes excruciating pain and may result in muscle death and in some sever cases even death. Detecting these is therefore of uttermost importance and McQueen et al’s recent study on the subject is very welcome. They show that continuous intracompartmental pressure measurement in a clinical setting is feasible and has a high sensitivity and specificity. Continue reading →
Harvesting the magical update() function. The image is CC by Waldemar Horwat.
The key to programming is being lazy; it has actually been called a virtue by some. When I discovered the update() function it blew me away. Within short I had created a monster based upon this tiny function, allowing quick and easy output of regression tables that contain crude and adjusted estimates. In this post I’ll show you how to tame the printCrudeAndAdjusted() function in my Greg-package and show a little behind the scenes. Continue reading →