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Author: Zaf Qasim

Should we Rubber STAAMP Prehospital TXA?

Background: It almost seems that when it comes to the use of the antifibrinolytic agent tranexamic acid (TXA) in trauma, one argument has just been completed and another one comes up right behind it. Let’s take a step back. Most …

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Trauma

Resuscitative Thoracotomy: What Really is the Quickest Way to a Person’s Heart?

Background: A resuscitative thoracotomy is a time-critical high acuity, low occurrence (HALO) procedure – as an emergency physician you need to know how to do it, but depending on your practice environment, it may be a once-in-a-career maneuver. All the …

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Trauma

Traumatic Cardiac Arrest – Can we Find Prognostic Factors that Predict Survival?

Background: Trauma remains the leading cause of death in the United States for those aged less than 45 years old. Those who arrest from hemorrhage or other traumatic mechanism often carry a very poor prognosis. Various studies have placed the …

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Trauma

Please Pass the Antacids – Will PEPTIC Change our Approach to ICU Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis?

Background: Critical illness and ICU admission comes with significant consequences – not just from the primary pathology but also from the secondary effects of therapies that may be begun to correct the abnormal physiology. One of these consequences in ventilated patients …

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Abdominal and Gastroinstestinal

First do no Harm: Rethinking Our Approach to Intubation in Trauma

Airway management as the first priority has been the backbone of resuscitation for years. “Address A first, before moving to B and C,” is what we are taught and what we go on to teach successive generations of learners. For …

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Trauma

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