Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rib Fractures

Approximately 10% of admissions to trauma services are due to rib fractures. Complications (including mortality) from rib fractures are linearly related to increasing age and increasing number of fractures. Many studies demonstrate an increase in complications after the age of … Continue reading

Posted in Trauma

CT in Blunt Trauma Part 2

Here is a summary of some articles that question the use of pan CT for blunt abdominal trauma. Take a look back at CT in Blunt Trauma which argues that every blunt trauma patient should receive a pan CT scan. … Continue reading

Posted in Imaging, Trauma

Vasopressors in Neurogenic Shock

Many studies and recommendations exist concerning the vasopressor choice in neurogenic shock, but most are Class III recommendations.  No great prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trials exist on the subject.  Neurogenic shock usually presents with hypotension and a relative bradycardia after acute … Continue reading

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CT in Blunt Trauma

There is a lot of literature on the use of full body CT (pan scan) in blunt trauma. Most are retrospective as it is a difficult subject to study. It is important to realize many argue that some positive findings … Continue reading

Posted in Imaging, Trauma