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A series of audio interviews addressing upcoming research and its application to the injured patient, education efforts related to trauma, and novel methods in the management of injury.
Select EAST Traumacasts now eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Visit the EAST Education Center for details.

Traumacast The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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A series of audio interviews addressing upcoming research and its application to the injured patient, education efforts related to trauma, and novel methods in the management of injury.
Select EAST Traumacasts now eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Visit the EAST Education Center for details.

    33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Compilation Traumacast

    33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly Compilation Traumacast

    Enjoy our 33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly (#EAST2020) Compilation Traumacast! @carrievaldezmd @drmadbak @Aditi_Kapil  
    Thank you to @TopKniFe_B @MuhammadKhurru1 @LeahTatebe @Bryanacotton1 @docmartin22 for promoting your residents and fellows – great research!  
    Interviews with @elliotthaut @blackcloudmd @jjcolemanMD @kamil_hanna @smstreit @scottassen @LeahTatebe and more!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Highlights from the 2019 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting

    Highlights from the 2019 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting

    In this EAST Traumacast, Drs. Ian Mitchell (@ianmitchellMD), Alexander Gibbons (@AlexGibbonsMD), and Alejandra Casar Berazaluce (@alejandracasar) present highlights from the 2019 Pediatric Trauma Society Annual Meeting (@PediTraumaSoc). 
    Great stuff on head injury risk calculation, whole blood and viscoelastic assays in pediatric resuscitation, Pediatric Trauma Research, and firearm violence prevention.

    • 52 min
    All About Hemothorax: Does Chest Tube Size Matter?

    All About Hemothorax: Does Chest Tube Size Matter?

    Join us as we discuss how percutaneous techniques have changed the contemporary management of hemothorax. How did percutaneous (pigtail) thoracostomy come about? Are conventional large bore tubes safer or better? How do you approach undrained hemothorax? Dr. Peter Rhee and Dr. Narong Kulvatunyou challenge current dogma as they answer all these questions and more in this timely traumacast. Dr. Firas Madbak and Dr. Matt Martin comoderate.

    • 46 min
    Vasopressin in Hemorrhage Resuscitation

    Vasopressin in Hemorrhage Resuscitation

    Pressors in trauma resuscitation? Heresy!  Or is it…?  Dr. Carrie Sims discusses her recently published study showing use of low-dose vasopressin in the trauma bay resulted in lower utilization of blood products, with equivalent outcomes.  Dr. Sims also discusses how she was able to get this study through the IRB with exception from informed consent (EFIC), a major hurdle for high-quality trauma research.
    Supplemental InformationEffect of low-dose supplementation of arginine vasopressin on need for blood product transfusions in patients with trauma and hemorrhagic shockArginine vasopressin, copeptin, and the development of relative AVP deficiency in hemorrhagic shockThe pathogenesis of vasodilatory shockEarly use of vasopressors after injury: caution before constriction

    • 35 min
    Palliative Care in Your ACS Practice

    Palliative Care in Your ACS Practice

    Join guests Dr. Red Hoffman and Dr. Benoit Blondeau as they help dispel myths and drop knowledge about how to incorporate Palliative Care into your ACS practice.
    Also, check out these great articles by Dr. Hoffman that deal with some of these same issues: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2737686 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31446920

    • 59 min
    Pediatric Blunt Solid Organ Injury Guidelines: A joint Pediatric Trauma Society and EAST Traumacast

    Pediatric Blunt Solid Organ Injury Guidelines: A joint Pediatric Trauma Society and EAST Traumacast

    So you think you know how to handle pediatric solid organ injuries?  In this Traumacast, we hear from Drs. Ian Mitchell, Regan Williams, Judith Hagedorn, and Bindi Naik-Mathuria from the Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) about updates to practice management guidelines for pediatric solid organ injury. The discussion is geared toward those that might initially manage a pediatric patient but also those "adult” hospitals caring for kids ages 15 and up. 
    Links mentioned in the podcast:Pediatric Trauma Society Guidelines Liver/Spleen Guideline - J Pediatr Surg. 2000 Feb;35(2):164-7; discussion 167-9EAST Pediatric Blunt Renal Trauma GuidelinePancreas Guideline - J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017 Oct;83(4):589-596. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001576.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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