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Medical Category: Trauma

Don’t Believe the Headline: Ultrasound vs CXR in Traumatic Pneumothorax Diagnosis

Background:           The use of ultrasound is well established for trauma patients in the emergency department, with almost every patient receiving a FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) examination as part of the “ABC’s” of trauma. Though the initial …

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Trauma

UK-REBOA on Trial: Innovative or Over-Inflated?

Background: Hemmorhage is a major cause of preventable death in trauma patients. Early expeditious definitive hemorrhage control is a major focus in trauma resuscitation. Patients with torso hemorrhage present a clinical conundrum often requiring interventional radiology or surgery, both of …

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Trauma

CRYOSTAT-2: Early Empiric Cryoprecipitate in Major Trauma

Background: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of trauma related mortality. The initial injury is often complicated by multifactorial coagulopathy that can exacerbate bleeding.  Fibrinogen is the precursor to fibrin and a major component of stable clot formation. Fibrinogen and fibrin …

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Hematology and OncologyTrauma

Rosh Review EM Scholar Monthly Question

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PediatricsTrauma

Clinical Conundrum: Does IM Ketorolac Provide Superior Pain Relief to PO Ibuprofen?

Clinical Scenario: A 34-year-old woman presents to the ED with back pain. After your history and physical, you conclude that the patient’s pain is muscular in origin and likely secondary to heavy lifting while moving apartments. You contemplate analgesic options …

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Trauma

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