Martin J. Gabica MD


Rhabdomyolysis

Top of the pageRhabdomyolysisRhabdomyolysis is a process in which dying muscle cells cause the toxic buildup of certain substances in the blood. Some of these substances are creatine, myoglobin, aldolase, potassium, and lactate dehydrogenase. Left untreated,...

Genital Herpes

Top of the pageGenital HerpesGenital herpes is an infection that is spread through sexual contact. It may cause skin blisters and sores in the genital area but often causes no visible symptoms. Some people may have only a single outbreak of herpes. Other people will...

Barium Enema

Top of the pageBarium EnemaA barium enema, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon and rectum). The test is used to help find problems that affect the large intestine.To make the intestine visible on an X-ray...

Taking Care of Your Stitches or Staples

Your wound will need care and observation. After the stitches or staples are put in, the area may be covered with a thin layer of ointment and covered with a nonstick bandage. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to care for your stitches or staples. Be sure to follow those instructions. Check with your doctor…

Needle Punctures for Health Reasons

Blood draw puncture site The puncture wound caused by a needle stick for a blood sample or to donate blood usually heals without trouble. It is not unusual to develop a bruise at the puncture site. Most puncture wounds for blood draws do not need further care. Intravenous (IV) line puncture site If you need intravenous…