Category Trauma
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Post-Splenectomy Care

Post-splenectomy patients are at increased risk of infection from encapsulated organisms which can (very rarely) lead to overwhelming post-splenectomy sepsis (OPSS); have distinctive findings on full blood count (FBC) and the blood film
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Obesity and Trauma

Reviewed and revised 26 October 2016 OVERVIEW Obesity has significant implications for the assessment, management, and outcomes of trauma The relationship between obesity and negative outcome from injury has been controversial INJURY PATTERNS Obese patients tend to have lower overall…

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Facial Trauma

Those with facial injuries have a high chance of having other serious injuries: TBI; airway obstruction; pulmonary contusion; aspiration
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Damage Control Resuscitation

Damage control resuscitation (DCR) is a systematic approach to the management of the trauma patient with severe injuries that starts in the emergency room and continues through the operating room and the intensive care unit (ICU). DCR involves haemostatic resuscitation, permissive hypotension (where appropriate) and damage control surgery
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Kidney trauma

Most genitourinary injuries are not immediately life-threatening. Renal pedicle injury can lead to life-threatening hemorrhage and renal ischemia
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Spleen trauma

Splenic trauma may result from blunt or penetrating abdominal injury. The spleen is the most commonly injured organ in blunt abdominal trauma