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Conference Learning 10.11.17

By: Tom Gill, MD  Hematologic Emergencies: Lecture by Shayna Sarosiek, MD   Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) -Causes: Many...infection, inflammation, malignancy, toxins, liver dysfunction -Microvascular thrombus most common -Work up: Platelets, INR, D-dimer, fibrinogen, PTT -Treatment: Cryoglobulin (if low fibrinogen), FFP (if bleeding), other... Continue Reading →

Conference Learning 11.4.17

By: Jeffrey Rixe, MD One Minute Neuro Exam of the Hand Median Nerve (OK) -Sensory: test 2nd digit light touch -Motor: thenar muscles, thumb pincer grasp, form the "OK" sign -Injury: supracondylar fracture, laceration near flexor retinaculum, carpal tunnel syndrome... Continue Reading →

Conference Learning 11.30.16

By: Jeffrey Rixe, MD Knee Dislocation -Tibio-femoral dislocation (50% anterior, hyperextension) (25% posterior, high impact mechanism) -40% popliteal artery injury -25% peroneal nerve injury -"Dimple" Sign: medial condyle of femur stuck in joint capsule (needs OR reduction) -50% self reduction.... Continue Reading →

Conference Learning 11.16.16

By: Jeffrey Rixe, MD Chest Trauma Rib Fractures - Chest XR: look for intra-thoracic trauma (no specific rib series indicated) - Multiple areas of tenderness? Consider CT - Flail chest: 3 or more rib fractures at 2 points. Flail segment... Continue Reading →

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