Tagged ‘Trauma’

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Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors in Children with Blunt Trauma

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Pediatric cervical spine injuries (CSI) are rare (1-2%) after blunt trauma. Decision rules to identify adults at low risk of cervical spine injury have been developed (NEXUS criteria (Hoffman, NEJM 2000,
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Delayed Fluid Resuscitation for Hypotensive Patients with Penetrating Torso Injuries

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Prior to this study, the preoperative approach to hypotensive patients with trauma included prompt intravenous infusion of isotonic fluids – the rationale being to sustain tissue perfusion and vital organ function while diagnostic and therapeutic procedures were underway.
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Le Fort Fractures

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A brief article discussing this rare group of fractures and their concomitant traumatic injuries.
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Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

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This post reviews quadriceps tendon tears and ruptures.
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Pediatric Femur Fractures

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This post delves into the nuances of pediatric femoral shaft fractures.
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Sacral Fractures

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This post reviews sacral fractures with a focus on diagnosis and associated injuries.
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Cervical Spine Evaluation and Clearance in the Intoxicated Patient

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Alcohol and drug intoxication is common in trauma patients and a significant proportion of cervical spine (c-spine) injuries occur in patients with intoxication. A standard approach to both intoxicated and sober patients with suspected c-spine injury in many trauma centers includes the placement of a rigid cervical collar for spinal immobilization until the c-spine can be “cleared.”  Even after a negative CT,
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