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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

REBEL Cast Ep 118: The PROCOAG Trial – 4F-PCC for Trauma Patients?

Background: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of mortality in trauma patients.  Interventions such as early application of hemorrhage control, tranexamic acid, reduction of crystalloid  fluid administration and balanced ratio blood product transfusion have improved many patients’ outcomes. However, mortality still …

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Trauma

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