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Ice, pins, or sugar to reduce paraphimosis
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    Re: Ice, Pins and Sugar: Are they meant for reducing paraphimosis

    Dear Editor

    In response to the letter from Dr Raveenthiran, I feel that there are a number of issues to be addressed. Firstly, many BETs are written not to reflect and reinforce current practice in emergency departments. Often, as in this case, this is a response to advice recieved upon referring to the appropriate specialty. Many techniques require questioning whether they are acccepted practice or otherwise. As...

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    Ice, Pins and Sugar: Are they meant for reducing paraphimosis

    Dear Editor,

    I read, with interest, the article by Jones and Teece [1]. The authors have attempted to find the best out of three procedures, which more or less resemble home remedy. They should not be offered in a modern scientific emergency department because they are based on misunderstood pathophysiology of paraphimosis [2].

    In paraphimosis, as soon as the constricting ring of prepuce gets stuck...

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