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V43N5: Trauma, Part II

Recommended Reading

Brasel KJ, Moore EE, Albrecht RA, et al. Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(1):200-203.

    This article reviews current management approaches for patients with rib fractures. Pain control in the acute and long-term is emphasized based on careful patient assessment. Current use of fixation techniques is also reviewed.

Jain V, Chari R, Maslovitz S, et al. Guidelines for the Management of a Pregnant Trauma Patient. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2015;37(6):553-574.

    Jain and coauthors present clear and concise guidelines for managing injured patients who are pregnant.

Janz DR, Semler MW, Lentz RJ, et al. Randomized Trial of Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Adults. Crit Care Med. 2016;44(11):1980-1987.

    Results of this randomized trial failed to document clear superiority of video laryngoscopy for endotracheal intubation in critically ill adults. Prolonged attempts at intubation were surprisingly frequent and raised the risk of hypoxia.

Karmy-Jones R, Namias N, Coimbra R, et al. Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma: penetrating chest trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;77(6):994-1002.

    This article is a concise review of valuable approaches to managing patients with penetrating thoracic injuries.

O’Keefe M, Clark S, Khosa F, Mohammed MF, McLaughlin PD, Nicolaou S. Imaging Protocols for Trauma Patients: Trauma Series, Extended Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma, and Selective and Whole-body Computed Tomography. Semin Roentgenol. 2016;51(3):130-142.

    This article supplies useful information on the optimal usage of imaging techniques in injured patients.

Melchiors J, Todsen T, Konge L, Charabi B, von Buchwald C. Cricothyroidotomy - The emergency surgical airway. Head Neck. 2016;38(7):1129-1131.

    The authors review the techniques and indications for cricothyroidotomy.

Pieracci FM, Majercik S, Ali-Osman F, et al. Consensus statement: Surgical stabilization of rib fractures rib fracture colloquium clinical practice guidelines. Injury. 2017;48(2):307-321.

    This article presents useful perspectives on the use and outcomes of rib fracture stabilization.

Rosenfeld JV, Maas AI, Bragge P, Morganti-Kossmann MC, Manley GT, Gruen RL. Early management of severe traumatic brain injury. Lancet. 2012;380(9847):1088-1098.

    Rosenfeld and colleagues supply a useful review of the management of traumatic brain injury.

Sierink JC, Treskes K, Edwards MJ, et al. Immediate total-body CT scanning versus conventional imaging and selective CT scanning in patients with severe trauma (REACT-2): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2016;388(10045):673-683.

    Findings from this study suggest that significant injuries are missed in patients subjected to selective imaging and that total-body CT imaging is beneficial.