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Medical Category: Trauma

REBOA Time

The use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has been a hot topic on the cutting edge of trauma resuscitation for several years now. But who should be doing this procedure, on whom, and when? Tissue ischemia …

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AVERT-Shock: Vasopressin for Acute Hemorrhage?

You are working at a Level 1 Trauma Center; a 35-year-old female arrives via EMS from the scene of a motor vehicle accident. She was an unrestrained passenger, ejected 50 feet. She was hypotensive and hypoxic on scene with concern …

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ResuscitationTrauma

CRASH-3: TXA for ICH?

Background: Evidence from the CRASH-2 trial showed an absolute reduction in mortality of 1.5% (NNT = 67) in patients with extracranial bleeding treated with tranexamic acid  (TXA) within 3 hours of injury. However, CRASH-2 did not answer the question of …

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Trauma

REBEL Core Cast 17.0 – Penetrating Neck Trauma

Take Home Points: Get definitive airway control when necessary Use modality you’re most comfortable with Hard signs –  pulsatile bleeding, bruit or thrill, expanding hematoma, airway compromise, massive hemoptysis (think airway injury), hematemesis (think esophageal injury), grossly injured trachea, neurologic …

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Trauma

Should We Not Be Using IVC Filters in Trauma Patients?

Background: Trauma patients can be a rather difficult patient population to treat with multiple ongoing issues.  There is always a balance of hemorrhage control vs prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE), as both can cause increased morbidity and mortality.  One method to …

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Trauma

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