Last year, a lot of the papers presented at EAST were a bit ho-hum. But I’ve been reviewing the abstracts for the upcoming January 2016 meeting, and there’s a lot of good stuff! Although you do need to take this with a grain of salt, because sometimes the paper does not live up to the hype of the abstract. But many of the abstracts look so good, that I’m going to dedicate both December and January Trauma MedEd newsletters to reviewing them.
There are lots of intriguing ideas coming! Here are a few that I will be writing about:
Suction evacuation of hemothorax
(F)utility of CPR in hemorrhagic shock
(F)utility of blood administration in the helicopter
EMS scene time and mortality
Does Mucomyst (acetylcysteine) predispose to pneumonia?
Distracted driving prevention
How long is DVT a potential risk in TBI?
Plus I’ll pick apart a number of really crappy abstracts
The November Trauma MedEd Newsletter will be released to subscribers tonight. This month, I’m concentrating on a little bit of history. I show how stuff found in the Journal of Trauma 20-25 years ago has influenced our current day practice. Articles will deal with:
The September Trauma MedEd Newsletter will be released to subscribers this weekend. This month, I’m concentrating on imaging, and specifically image transfer from referring to receiving hospitals. Articles will deal with: