Table of contents (Vol 9, No 1)
EDITORIAL

Is 3D printing of body parts ethical?
 

This editorial explores the ethics of 3D printing of human body parts from cadavers donated to medical science.

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By Jon Cornwall

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RESEARCH

A 10-year analysis of jaw fractures in Australia
 

Jaw fractures have a significant impact on people and also have associations with societal marginalisation. This research reports the substantial impact that some members of Australian society face from jaw fractures.

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By Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant

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Microbiological burden in Nepalese hospital air culture
 

Microorganisms found on inanimate objects in hospitals can contribute to the morbidity and mortality of patients. This study can help Nepalese hospitals create and implement proper and effective infection control measures to improve patient safety.

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By Binaya Sapkota, Gopal Kumar Gupta, Saroj Kumar Shrestha, Ashish Pradhan, Prasant Karki, Ajit Thapa

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Effect of Medical Thrombrophylaxis on Mortality
 

The effect of medical thromboprophylaxis on mortality is uncertain. This study suggests that the likely mortality gain from reduced fatal pulmonary embolism is offset, and may be exceeded, by increased mortality from major haemorrhage.

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By John Alasdair Millar

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CASE STUDY

A rare presentation of HBV infection
 

This case highlights hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection presenting as crescentic glomerulonephritis in the absence of cryoglobulinemia, which is extremely rare. 

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By Aswani Srinivas Mareddy, Dharshan Rangaswamy, Mahesha Vankalakunti, Ravindra Prabhu Attur, Shankar Prasad Nagaraju, Neeraja Koti

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The Danger of Chlorhexidine in Lignocaine Gel
 

This case highlights the potential for anaphylaxis to chlorhexidine and encourages the use of a chlorhexidine-free lubricant gel for urological procedures.

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By Michael Stewart, Daniel Lenaghan

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