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Tag Archives: penetrating
Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss the approach to patients with penetrating injury.
Another excellent clinical governance day for the Sydney HEMS team where we got down and dirty with trauma-induced coagulopathy, how to deal with maxillofacial haemorrhage, tools used to plug the gaps, a recollection of epic winching, and a Sim that … Continue reading →
An observational cohort study of penetrating trauma patients treated by the Mobile Emergency Care Unit in Copenhagen, Denmark over a seven-and-a-half year period sought to determine the effect of on-scene time on 30-day mortality. In this setting, in cases of … Continue reading →
Military doctors in Afghanistan reviewed their experience of thoracotomy done within 24 hours of admission to their hospital. The ballistic nature of thoracic penetrating trauma (mainly Afghan civilians without body armour) differs from the typical knife-wound related injury seen in … Continue reading →
In a retrospective study of 45,284 penetrating trauma patients, unadjusted mortality was twice as high in the 4.3% of patients who underwent spine immobilisation, compared with those who were not immobilised. An accompanying editorial comments: ‘The number needed to treat with … Continue reading →
British military physicians reported the outcomes of patients sustaining penetrating neck injury from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Three quarters were injured in explosions, one quarter from gunshots. Of 90 patients, only 1 of the 56 survivors to reach a … Continue reading →
This short cut review in the Best Bets format attempted to answer the question: “is cervical spine protection always necessary following penetrating neck injury?” From the available evidence they draw the following conclusions: In stab wounds to the neck (with … Continue reading →
A retrospective review of 4204 patients sustaining gunshot wounds (GSW) to the head, neck or torso examined the incidence of spinal cord injury and bony spinal column injury required operative spinal intervention. None of the patients demonstrated spinal instability requiring … Continue reading →