Despite the socializing and “Stand-Up Science” events that ran pretty late into the night, there was no holding back the full cohort of attendees for Day 2 of LTC. Let’s […]
Tranexamic Acid (TXA) is a mainstay of trauma management. CRASH 2 (2) demonstrated its effectiveness in bleeding patients and CRASH 3 (1,5) (in my opinion) showed that we should also
This week I am presenting (virtually) at the Liverpool Trauma Seminar. This is a new initiative that aims to provide a multispeciality, multidisciplinary trauma conference in the North West of
Blood product transfusion can be lifesaving for patients who have suffered major trauma, but the associated side-effects and risks, mean that most people would agree that less is more. This
In the UK it’s now standard practice in hypovolaemic/bleeding trauma to use packed red cells as the first line resuscitation fluid. That’s what we keep in the fridge in the
Just a quick JC blog post this week to point you to an editorial written by Karim Brohi and John Holcomb on why, and when, patients die of trauma. The
Mortality for hypotensive trauma patients undergoing emergency laparotomy have not changed in 20 years. This blog explores the literature and the future!