AAST 2016 Is Coming Soon!

The 75th annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) is just around the corner. It’s being held on the big island of Hawaii, which pretty much guarantees a large turnout. Hard to resist a little vacation time tacked on to the meeting!

Starting tomorrow, there are 17 weekdays left until the end of the meeting. This year, there are a lot of interesting abstracts, and I’ll be posting info and my commentary about the best of the best (and maybe some worst of the worst?).

Here are some of the topics I’ll be covering:

  • Which is better for pulmonary embolism prevention: Unfractionated vs low molecular weight heparin?
  • The cardiac “box”
  • Which ICU is better for neurotrauma patients: neuro-ICU, trauma-ICU, or med/surg-ICU?
  • A scoring system for identifying appropriate patients for air transport
  • The Cribari Matrix and over/undertriage
  • Preperitoneal pelvic packing
  • Are graduating surgery residents qualified to take trauma call?
  • VTE prophylaxis in children
  • and about 9 more!!

Stay tuned starting tomorrow!

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