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IMAGING CASE OF THE MONTH

XKCD nails it. Again.

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HOW I TREAT PATIENTS WITH MASSIVE HEMORRHAGE

This is the rather peculiar title of an great summary paper on the transfusion pratice in massive hemorrhage, mainly focusing on trauma. It describes the background, evidence and use of 1:1:1 transfusions as well as pro-hemostatics and the use of … Continue reading

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AVOID THE OXYGEN REFLEX

We’ve been waiting for the AVOID study, since we mentioned it a few years ago in another post on the harm of excessive oxygen. AVOID (Air Versus Oxygen in Myocardial Infarction). Now, it’s out. As expected, it shows that unnecessary … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

Q: How do you approach teaching the honing of skills to picking up high risk disease with a low prevalence? A: “It is a shit-show. let’s just get it out there. these conditions should be missed or we should accept … Continue reading

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GOOOOOD MORNING, EUROPE!

SMACC registration is now open! As with previous years, reservations are going fast. Two thirds of the early bird reservations are already gone, so this will be another fantastic SMACC conference! Have a look at the program and the workshops, … Continue reading

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THE STEEL WINDPIPE

We’ve read and heard many accounts of emergency surgical airways over the years. They’re always exciting, and there’s always something new to be learned. Most written accounts are very clinical, so we were thrilled about discovering this story. It’s not … Continue reading

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SONONORWAY, FEBRUARY 9.-12. 2015

The ultrasound experience is finally coming to Norway, and what a faculty! Featuring Vicky Noble, ass.prof at Harvard and director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s emergency ultrasound program. She has an impressive list of publications on ultrasound, and is also a … Continue reading

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I AM THE RESURRECTION

If you make a study on interventions on dead people, you don’t expect much. Well, the Alfred in Melbourne did such a study – and got a resurrection rate of over 50%! Their intervention group was people in refractory cardiac … Continue reading

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THE BOTTOM LINE

While we at ScanCrit were thinking about what a great idea it would be, The Bottom Line just went ahead and did it. And they’re still doing it: Making a library of the key articles and most important trials in … Continue reading

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DONUT OF LIFE?

It’s long been an accepted standard to stay and stabilise or go directly to OR with any unstable trauma patient – and never EVER take them to CT first. And it made sense, as radiology has never been a good … Continue reading

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