As cities nation-wide combat gun violence, with less than 20% of shots fired reported to police, use of acoustic gunshot sensor (AGS) technology is increasingly common. However, there are no […]» Read more
Prevalence, documentation, and communication of incidental findings in focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examinations.
As the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination becomes increasingly ubiquitous in the emergency department (ED), a parallel increase in incidental findings can also be expected. The purpose […]» Read more
Trauma in the elderly (>65 years) is an increasingly common presentation to the ED. A fall from standing height is the most common mechanism after which such patients present, and […]» Read more
Efficacy of the presence of an emergency physician in prehospital major trauma care: Randomised control trial results are needed!
Early Single-Dose Treatment with Exosomes Provides Neuroprotection and Improves Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity in Swine Model of Traumatic Brain Injury and Hemorrhagic Shock.
Administration of human mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-derived exosomes can enhance neurorestoration in models of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS). The impact of early treatment with MSC-derived exosomes […]» Read more
Does Simulation Work? Monthly Trauma Simulation and Procedural Training are Associated with Decreased Time to Intervention.
Establishing proficiency in specific trauma procedures during surgical residency has been limited to annual courses with limited data on its effect on the delivery of healthcare and patient outcomes. There […]» Read more
Effects of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia on Long-Term Recovery and Hospital Resource Utilization Following Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) have extended inpatient hospital stays that includes prolonged mechanical ventilation, increasing risk for infections, including pneumonia. Studies show the negative short-term effects of hospital-acquired […]» Read more
Traumatic popliteal arterial injury (TPAI) is associated with a risk of both limb loss and long-term morbidity due to prolonged ischemia and the often-associated musculoskeletal injuries. Long-term functional outcome following […]» Read more
We sought to examine patterns of readmission after non-operative trauma, including rates of delayed operative intervention and mortality.The Nationwide Readmissions Database (2013-2014) was queried for all adult trauma admissions and […]» Read more
Visual outcomes after traumatic retrobulbar hemorrhage are not related to time or intraocular pressure.
The paucity of literature regarding the role of time and intraocular pressure (IOP) when treating ocular compartment syndrome (OCS) has resulted in limited guidance for emergency physicians (EP).Our goals were […]» Read more
Blame it on the injury: Trauma is a risk factor for pancreatic fistula following distal pancreatectomy compared with elective resection.
Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) remains a significant source of morbidity following distal pancreatectomy (DP). There is a lack of information regarding the impact of trauma on POPF rates when compared […]» Read more
To identify predictors of undertriage among older injured Medicare beneficiaries, identify any regions in which undertriage is more likely to occur, and examine additional factors associated with undertriage at a […]» Read more
Trauma contributes significantly to adolescent morbidity and mortality. We aimed to ascertain the epidemiology of adolescent trauma to inform prevention strategies.Data were abstracted from TARN (Trauma Audit Research Network) from […]» Read more
Trauma-induced coagulopathy is a major driver of mortality following severe injury. Viscoelastic goal-directed resuscitation can reduce mortality after injury. The TEG® 5000 system is widely used for viscoelastic testing. However, […]» Read more
Correspondence MS 21215 – Role of repeat head CT in patients with mild traumatic intracranial injury.
Incidence and significance of injuries on secondary CT imaging after initial selective imaging in blunt trauma patients.
It is unclear if additional computerized tomography (CT) imaging is warranted after injuries are identified on CT in blunt trauma patients. The objective of this study was to determine the […]» Read more
Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Cervical Spine Clearance in Trauma Patients.
Consequences of pre-injury utilization of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI): a systematic review and meta-analysis.
End Tidal Carbon Dioxide Underestimates Plasma Carbon Dioxide During Emergent Trauma Laparotomy Leading to Hypoventilation and Misguided Resuscitation: .
Detecting Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Trauma Patients using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: a Novel Approach to Medication Reconciliation.
Accurate medication reconciliation in trauma patients is essential but difficult. Currently there is no established clinical method of detecting direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in trauma patients. We hypothesized that a […]» Read more
Ultrasonographic IVC Diameter Response to Trauma Resuscitation after One Hour Predicts 24 Hour Fluid Requirement.
Identification of occult hypovolemia in trauma patients is difficult. We hypothesized that in acute trauma patients, the response of ultrasound-measured minimum inferior vena cava diameter (IVCDMIN), IVC Collapsibility Index (IVCCI), […]» Read more
Acute perforated appendicitis after blunt abdominal trauma: A report from a 7-year-old boy and literature review.
Individually, trauma and appendicitis are some of the most common conditions in clinical practice, particularly in emergency medicine. In rare cases, trauma and appendicitis may co-exist, imposing a dilemma of […]» Read more
Desmopressin Is A Transfusion Sparing Option To Reverse Platelet Dysfunction In Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Platelet dysfunction (PD) is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). Platelet transfusions have been shown to be an effective treatment strategy to reverse […]» Read more
Rib fractures are a common complication of trauma and a marker of internal injuries and can carry a high mortality rate. Advanced age, multiple rib fractures, flail chest, and concomitant […]» Read more
DEFINING THE SURGICAL CRITICAL CARE RESEARCH AGENDA: RESULTS OF A GAPS ANALYSIS FROM THE CRITICAL CARE COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE SURGERY OF TRAUMA.
There has been an unprecedented increase in critical care research recently and there is a need for an organized and systematic approach to surgical critical care research planning. The purpose […]» Read more