Category Trauma
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Analgesia in Chest Trauma

Chest trauma is very painful as rest is not possible, pain is experienced with every breath. A multi-modal approach ideal with MDT involvement (ICU, anaesthesia and pain)
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Haematuria in trauma

Haematuria in trauma may be microscopic (with or without symptoms) or macroscopic. In general, the greater the degree of hematuria the greater the risk of significant intra-abdominal injury (including non-urinary tract structures)
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Haemostatic resuscitation

Reviewed and revised 5 August 2015 OVERVIEW Haemostatic resuscitation is a key component of damage control resuscitation and forms the basis of most massive transfusion protocols involves resuscitation with blood components resembling whole blood aims to avoid or ameliorate acute coagulopathy…

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Ultrasound Case 014

This 36 year old presented with an isolated blunt head injury sustained whilst on a "big night out". He required intubation and a FAST was performed to assess for any clinically undetected injury prior to RSI. This is the LUQ view. What does it show?
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Battle Sign

Postauricular ecchymosis (bruising over the mastoid process) reflecting a base of skull fracture. Described by William Henry Battle (1855 – 1936) in 1890