FVC deterioration signals increasing risk in rib fracture patients
ORLANDO – Trauma patients with rib fracture should be tested for deteriorating forced vital capacity during their hospital stay.
Playing by the Rules: Using Decision Rules Wisely Part 1, Trauma
Emergency physicians (EPs) rely on rapid diagnostic testing to help screen patients for illnesses. While the decision to order a test for a...
Inside the Las Vegas crisis: Surgeons answered the call
SAN DIEGO– Long before the horrific night of Oct. 1, the three trauma centers in the Las Vegas region were ready and wary. Everyone knew Sin City...
Pre-injury statin use found to benefit survival following TBI
SAN DIEGO – A randomized, controlled trial is needed next to rule out other causes of death and learn of any long-term, psychosocial benefit to...
Firearms’ injury toll of $3 billion just ‘a drop in the bucket’
Real cost of firearms injuries could be drastically higher than has been estimated, researcher said.
VIDEO: Measuring, treating brain hypoxia looks promising for TBI
A new trial is in the works to definitively answer whether knowing both intracranial pressure and brain oxygenation can improve neurologic...
VIDEO: Sildenafil improves cerebrovascular reactivity in chronic TBI
Sildenafil may be a useful therapy for TBI because it can correct deficits in cerebrovascular reactivity.
First EDition: New Assay Helps Distinguish Viral and Bacterial Infections in Children, more
News for and about the practice of emergency medicine.
Opioid management protocol lowered trauma patient pain medication use
A targeted pain management protocol for trauma patients addressed the problem of overprescribing of opioids.
The Changing Landscape of Trauma Care, Part 2
In the conclusion of this review of the changes in trauma care, the authors focus on strategies and techniques in caring for patients presenting...
Approach to the Multitrauma Patient With Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation
A 28-year-old woman presented for evaluation of bilateral clavicular and right forearm pain...