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Trauma 04: Penetrating Chest Trauma

This is what happens to you when you piss of the God of the Sea. Penetrating Chest Trauma.  
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Penetrating Neck Trauma 01: Anatomy

Before we go into how we treat penetrating neck trauma, we need to know what's in there.  
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Penetrating Neck Trauma

Here we look at how to manage a neck injury and some of the more recent changes.  
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Managing the pregnant trauma patient

One of the patients seriously injured in a multi-vehicle pile up is pregnant. What are the implications for trauma management?  
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over 6 years ago
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The pregnant trauma patient redux

One of the patients seriously injured in a multi-vehicle pile up is pregnant. What are the implications for radiological imaging and decision-making in trauma management?  
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over 6 years ago
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TRAUMA.ORG: Thoracic Trauma

TRAUMA.ORG: Blunt Thoracic Trauma  
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over 6 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
The Trauma Professional's Blog
over 6 years ago
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Overhaul of ambulance and A&E targets in Wales trialled - BBC News

A major overhaul of the way ambulance service and A&E department performance in Wales is monitored and measured will be trialled next month.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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More than a bruise

Medical Protection Society Website  
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over 6 years ago
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Airway Support

There are plenty of methods of doing this. Remember that these methods only provide ventilation and thus should only be used when the patient still has a pulse. If they have no pulse, and they are not breathing, then start the ALS protocol. Also note that many of these methods can be used as part of CPR (although you wouldn’t normally intubate with CPR!) – for example the pocket mask, and the bag and mask.    
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Epidemiology and Aetiology More common in women Typical presentation at age 30-50 Associated with gout, pregnancy, the pill, premenstrual state, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, acromegaly, obesity, amyloidosis Some believe that jobs that involve repetitive flexing of the wrist may be involved.  
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Spinal Cord Compression

Physiology and anatomy The spinal cord runs from C1 (junction with the medulla), to about L1, where it becomes the cauda equina. Note that it terminates lower down in children – the spinal cord cannot grow as well as the rest of the body! The spinal cord gets its blood supply mainly from the vertebral arteries.    
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Haemophilia A

X-linked recessive condition, deficiency of factor VIII, prevalence 1 in 10,000 Range of possible mutations, 30% of cases due to sporadic mutation Low factor VIII levels predispose to bleeding – risk proportional to factor VIII level Mild disease (11-30 units/dl) risk after significant trauma/surgery Moderate disease (2-10 units) - minor trauma  
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Retroverted Uterus

The normal position of the uterus is anteverted. In this position, the uterus is concave on the side of the bladder, and bends round to sit just above and behind the bladder.   In a retroverted uterus, the uterus instead bends ‘backwards’ so that the concave side is posterior. About 20-30% of women have a retroverted uterus.   Clinical features  
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Subdural Haemorrhage

A haemorrhage between the arachnoid and dura mater. It can be acute, chronic, or acute on chronic. Most cases are chronic, and occur in the elderly after mild trauma (e.g. a fall). Usually a venous bleed.   Epidemiology and aetiology Elderly Hypertension Falls (e.g. in epilepsy and alcohol abuse) Anticoagulant therapy   Pathology Vast majority due to trauma, but sometimes can be caused by ↑ICP and brain mets.  
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Non-Accidental Injury

 
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Common Fractures and Dislocations in Children

Fracture of the clavicle: Can occur after a fall on an outstretched arm (more likely to cause a Colles’ fracture in the old). Collar and cuff sling for 3 weeks, internal fixation only if there is non-union. Beware neurovascular injury and pneumothorax.    
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