Author Archives: Trent

Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Complications/Reduction Complications

Anterior shoulder dislocations are very common and we all have our favorite ways to reduce them.  I’ve noticed lately, however, that many residents don’t know what complications to look out for and what to do if they find them.  The … Continue reading

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Tranexamic Acid in Trauma

Tranexamic acid is a medication that has been around for a while, but it has just started to gain momentum recently in the treatment of traumatic hemorrhage.  It is relatively cheap, and the data so far looks pretty promising.  You … Continue reading

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Treatment of Croup

Croup is a very common upper respiratory infection in children characterized by stridor, hoarseness, and a barking cough.  The age range is 6 months to 6 years of age, with one to two years old being the most common range.  … Continue reading

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Brown Recluse Spider Bites/Loxoscelism

Brown recluse spiders (Loxosceles reclusa) are common in the U.S., mostly in the Midwest and South.  The venom of the brown recluse spider can result in a necrotic lesion, which is usually the question asked on most standardized tests.  However, … Continue reading

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