Browsing: Trauma

Elderly patients with chest wall injuries have a mortality rate up to 13% - attributed in part to the effects of pain. EAST guidelines offer a range of analgesic options, but ultrasound-guided serratu
Although substance-induced rhabdomyolysis has been widely reported, the progression to compartment syndrome is not frequently encountered and usually of multifactorial etiology. Rapid recognition of t
Nonconvulsive status epilepticus has traditionally been thought of as a rare condition. There is little data regarding its true incidence, but evidence suggests it is far more common than once believe
Hemorrhage control programs such as Stop The Bleed remain a versatile option for responders of all backgrounds.
Before the pandemic it was estimated that up to 10% of children visiting the ED were victims of child abuse or neglect. We must be on the lookout for these patients and have a high index of suspicion
Tracheobronchial injury is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, complication of neck trauma. One bad hand of poker led to a 1-in-30,000 case presentation.
Electrical injuries range in severity from minor cutaneous burns to life-threatening internal organ damage and death. These injuries account for at least 30,000 non-fatal incidents and 1,000 fatalitie
Subcutaneous emphysema can be disguised as angioedema - as happened in this case that presented following a traumatic rib injury.
Hemoperitoneum during pregnancy is an emergent condition that places the mother and fetus at risk.
Epistaxis is a complaint that is frequently seen in the emergency department. As a physician, we took an oath to do no harm, but what if we end up doing more harm than good when managing epistaxis?