Today, ANZAC Day, represents the 100 year anniversary of the entry of Australia and New Zealand into the battle of the Great War. In many ways, it defined our nationhood and marked the time in history where our two nations stood on their own but also side by side. There were many lessons learnt over […]
William Henry Battle (1855–1936) English surgeon. Battle sign, postauricular (mastoid) ecchymosis fracture of the base of the skull (BOS).
Ever since being faced with a spontaneous tension pneumothorax at sea on a dived submarine…I have had an interest in managing pneumothorax.
Reviewed and revised 10 March 2014 OVERVIEW Massive transfusion is defined as replacement of >1 blood volume in 24 hours, or >50% of blood volume in 4 hours (adult blood volume is approximately 70 mL/kg), or in children: transfusion of >40 mL/kg (blood volume in children over 1 month old is approximately 80 mL/kg) A […]
Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST): inflatable trousers once recommended for exsanguinating pelvic injury, now considered obsolete; aka “pneumatic anti-shock garments” (PASG)
Retroperitoneal haemorrhage is bleeding into the retroperitoneal space, either occurring spontaneously or secondary to an injury or illness
new terms that are in vogue are trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) and acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) – not simply a ‘dilutional coagulopathy’ or ‘consumptive coagulopathy’!
Cervical Spine Fractures