Critical Appraisal of the The PATCH trial of TXA Tranexamic Acid in major trauma patients. TXA saves lives, but functional outcomes vary. #FOAMed @stemlyns
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Ed – Tom Shanahan (here in Virchester) recently published a paper on whether a Dutch prediction model is better at identifying major trauma patients than existing methods. The publication provoked
All good EM/CC clinicians know that venous thrombo embolism (VTE) is a potential complication of traumatic injury. The immobilisation and haematological changes associated with signficant injury are reasonably well described.
Today, to much excitement, we saw the release of the NICE major trauma guidance. Nat did an excellent review of the draft guidance, which you can read here. We now
A draft of the NICE guidance on assessment and management of major trauma was released this morning for stakeholder consultation. If you work in a major trauma centre, in a trauma
I was recently fortunate enough to speak at the the Emergency Medicine Educators Conference in Coventry on a subject that continues to interest me, that of gestalt, judgement and clinical
I’m writing this blog post after listening to the ever excellent Scott Weingart on the EMCrit podcast in discussion with the authors of this paper, to which I highly recommend
The TOP-ART trial of Artesunate in the treatment of bleeding trauma patients. This RCT shows no benefit and potential harm, but it may be more complex than that. Further work may be needed on immunomodulation in bleeding trauma patients. @stemlyns #FOAMed
Transfusion in trauma has evolved at a rapid pace over the last decade and it can be hard to keep up with the latest evidence. I also find it useful to think about the story of how the science has developed to lead us to our current practice. The purpose of this post is to provide a narrative of how we have arrived at the contemporary approach to transfusion in trauma.