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Hypovolaemic signs on CT?

Airway management of the Trauma Victim

Airway assessment & management techniques for trauma

Transfusion for Massive Blood Loss

Managing massive transfusion events

Recombinant Factor VIIa (NovoSeven) for Traumatic Coagulopathy

Karim Brohi, London, UK Factor VIIa in trauma: review of the literature and recommendations for use

Recombinant Factor VIIa is a novel therapy for the treatment of traumatic coagulopathy.  This article reviews the current literature and gives recommendations for use based on current best evidence.

Emergency Department Thoracotomy

Karim Brohi, London, UK Indications and technique of resuscitative thoracotomy

Emergency department thoractomy is performed in the emergency room for patients in traumatic arrest or profoundly shocked. This article discusses the indications for emergency department thoracotomy and describes the operative technique and resuscitative management of these patients.

Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)

Karim Brohi, London, UK A primer on the FAST exam

A primer on the FAST ultrasound examination.

The Tertiary Trauma Survey

What, Why, When, How & Who: Detecting Missed Injuries in the Multiply-Injured Patient

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Permissive Hypotension: Discussion Archive

Permissive Hypotension for Trauma Resuscitation

Damage Control Surgery

Karim Brohi, London, UK

Damage control surgery is one of the major advances in surgical technique in the past 20 years.  Multiple trauma patients are more likely to die from their intra-operative metabolic failure that from a failure to complete operative repairs. Patients with major exsanguinating injuries will not survive complex procedures. The operating team must undergo a shift in their mindset if the patient is to survive such devastating injuries.

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