The spontaneous tension pneumothorax...does it really exist?
ATMIST handover - 28 y/o male, injured 25 mins ago, penetrating chest trauma, Asherman seal anterior chest, RR 35, deteriorating, high flow O2 administered.
Ever since being faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine...I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax.
Could UCEM have found the panacea for some of the greatest challenges facing Waiting Room Medicine? You be the judge...
Charles Clifford Macklin (1883-1959) was a Canadian pulmonologist. Macklin Effect (1939)
Peter James Kerley first described horizontal lines that he postulated to be peri-vascular lymphatics in patients with mitral stenosis and left ventricular failure
Radiographic sign of pneumoperitoneum. Air in the peritoneum and air within the intraluminal spaces outline the luminal and serosal surfaces of the bowel wall.
Routine Daily Chest X-ray: controversial issue; viewed as an essential tool but is subject to overuse and misinterpretation; no evidence of harm from a more restrictive strategy
Main goals of interventional radiology (IR) therapies: stop bleeding without surgery; relieve obstruction; drain collections; and insert therapeutic or prophylactic devices
C. H. Joseph Chang (1929 - 2017) was an American radiologist. Chang sign (CXR finding in pulmonary embolus) decribed in 1965
Shigeo Satomura (1919 - 1960) was a Japanese scientist. Designed and developed the Doppler Cardiograph, blood-rheograph and trasncutaneous flowmeter
Ziro Kaneko (1915 – 1997) Japanese neuropsychiatrist. Pioneer in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry in Japan. Doppler Flowmeter (1960)