By Melissa Evans Staff Writer
Posted: 09/07/2010 07:15:47 PM PDT
Tom Dukes nearly died last winter after contracting an E. Coli infection in which he endured two surgeries and spent months in the hospital. He has since become the face of the widespread and growing problem of “superbugs”. (Scott Varley / Staff Photographer)
The symptoms were at first familiar: Extreme pain in the side and back, abdominal cramps and overall body aches. Tom Dukes, 52, had sweated out the symptoms of his diverticulitis before, and thought he could make it a few days through the weekend before seeing his doctor for a simple antibiotic that Monday.
“I didn’t realize that in a few hours I’d be laying on a hospital bed saying goodbye to my family and friends,” the longtime Lomita resident said. “It was all pretty scary.”
Dukes did, in fact, have another bout of diverticulitis, an inflammation of the digestive track that this time had perforated his colon. He would need surgery. Continue reading
Special to the Los Angeles Times
Macroconidia of the dermatophytic fungus Epidermophyton floccosum, a fungus that commonly causes jock itch.
Jock itch, also known as crotch itch, gym itch, eczema marginatum, ringworm of the groin, or tinea cruris, is a fungal infection of the groin caused by dermatophytes (Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton). It is more common in males, and is predisposed by increased moisture (as in hot, humid summer times), which promotes growth of the fungus
Jock itch tends to cause itchy or burning sensation in the groin, thigh skin folds, or the anus; the rash appears as raised red plaques that may blister, ooze, or advance down the inner thigh. As the rash advances, it often forms a central area of clearing with advancing borders resembing a ring (hence the name ringworm). Tinea cruris is diagnosed by scraping some of the affected skin onto a glass slide, applying potassium hydroxide (KOH) to dissolve keratin from the skin cells to release the hyphae, heating the slide, and looking under the microscope for hyphae. A sample may also be sent to a lab for a mycotic culture (where the fungus is grown in Sabouraud’s agar). This article will help you treat and cure this fungal infection.
Posted by Nat Detroit Mace on October 22nd, 2009
Mixed martial arts is on the cusp of mainstream sport and although it is still illegal to compete in the state of New York, the MMA World Expo is positioned to prove just how large the MMA fan base truly is in NYC and why it is the world’s fastest growing sport. FightZone TV is proud to be a part of this MMA milestone event.
Excitement is growing as the MMA community is getting ready to convene in Midtown Manhattan this Saturday and Sunday, October 24th – 25th at the historic Jacob Javits Center in New York City. For the 1st time in NYC history an event dedicated exclusively to the sport of mixed martial arts will gather legions from the martial arts disciplines including: Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Boxing, Wrestling, Muay Thai and dozens more for business opportunities, networking and learning.
Autograph and Photo Signings:
Defense Soap announces the World’s First – Best MMA Knockout, Submission, Take Down, and Pin down Photo Contest. This one of its kind Photo Contest provides everyone a chance to WIN the latest Sony PlayStation 3 (PS 3).
You just need to submit original photos of MMA knockout, takedown or pin down to earn a chance of winning a brand new Sony PlayStation 3. The contest is open to anyone who registers! In addition to this registered users can Vote for their favorite entries. That means you’ll be able to upload your photos and then get your friends and family to vote for you! The more votes you earn the better chance you have of your entriesgetting noticed.
To prevent this contest becoming a popularity contest the organizers have decided that the final entries will be chosen by the experts from MMA and Amateur Wrestling.
So go enter today so you can start uploading your favorite original MMA Photos as soon as possible, they’re all very excited to see what you come up with.
For more information about this unique MMA Photo Contest visit http://www.defensesoap.com/contest