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Errington Thompson errington at erringtonthompson.com
Sun Mar 15 04:01:09 GMT 2009


Trauma patient in the ICU on the vent.  The 48-year-old gentleman who was
involved in a motor vehicle crash.  The patient was found to have the
following injuries -- 4 rib fractures, pulmonary contusion, T4/T5 chance
fracture without neurologic deficit and a scapular fracture.  The patient is
on prophylactic doses of a low molecular weight heparin.  An ultrasound
seven days after the injury reveal a nonocclusive thrombus in the popliteal
vein.  

Treatment?

Errington C. Thompson, MD, FACS, FCCM
Trauma/Critical Care
Talk Show Host - WPEK 880 AM
www.whereistheoutrage.net





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