Category Archives: Resus

Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion

What would you do if placed in an environment or situation in which laboratory prepared blood components such as packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelets were unavailable when a trauma patient needed it?

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Congenital Heart Disease: Fontan Circulation

The Fontan procedure refers to any operation that results in the flow of systemic venous blood to the lungs without passing through a ventricle. Once the procedure is complete the systemic venous blood directly enters the pulmonary circulation, placing the … Continue reading

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Acute Bacterial Meningitis

The classic triad of meningitis—fever, neck stiffness, and altered mental status is present in <1/2 of adult patients with bacterial meningitis. 95% of the patients have at least two of four symptoms: neck stiffness, fever, headache, and altered mental status (AMS). … Continue reading

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Vasospasm after Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Delayed cerebral ischemia secondary to vasospasm is a serious complication after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Angiographic vasospasm occurs 3-14 days after aSAH in approximently 70% of patients. Delayed ischemic neurologic deficits occur in 50% of patients with angiographic vasospasm.

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