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DESI EM PROJECT - EPISODE 12 - THE ONE WITH "RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRAUMA MYTHS‪"‬ THE DESI EM PROJECT

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In this episode I bid farewell to my passing out residents and discuss some trauma myths like Manual in line stabilization and the use of steroids in acute spinal cord injuries. You all can go through the following articles to learn more - 

1. Ellis DY, Harris T, Zideman D. Cricoid pressure in emergency department rapid sequence tracheal intubations: a risk-benefit analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Dec;50(6):653-65. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.05.006. Epub 2007 Aug 3. PMID: 17681642.

2.Manoach S, Paladino L. Manual in-line stabilization for acute airway management of suspected cervical spine injury: historical review and current questions. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Sep;50(3):236-45. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.01.009. Epub 2007 Mar 6. PMID: 17337093.

3. Thiboutot F, Nicole PC, Trépanier CA, Turgeon AF, Lessard MR. Effect of manual in-line stabilization of the cervical spine in adults on the rate of difficult orotracheal intubation by direct laryngoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Jun;56(6):412-8. doi: 10.1007/s12630-009-9089-7. Epub 2009 Apr 24. PMID: 19396507.

4. Kapp JP. Endotracheal intubation in patients with fractures of the cervical spine [technical note]. J Neurosurg. 1975;42:731-732.

5. Hachen HJ. Idealized care of the acutely injured spinal cord in Switzerland. J Trauma. 1977;17:931-936

6. Bohlman HH. Acute fractures and dislocations of the cervical spine. An analysis of three hundred hospitalized patients and review of the literature. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1979;61:1119-1142.

7. Podolsky S, Baraff LJ, Simon RR, et al. Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods. J Trauma. 1983;23:461-465.

8. Hugenholtz H, Cass DE, Dvorak MF, Fewer DH, Fox RJ, Izukawa DM, Lexchin J, Tuli S, Bharatwal N, Short C. High-dose methylprednisolone for acute closed spinal cord injury--only a treatment option. Can J Neurol Sci. 2002 Aug;29(3):227-35. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100001992. PMID: 12195611.

9. Suberviola B, González-Castro A, Llorca J, Ortiz-Melón F, Miñambres E. Early complications of high-dose methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury patients. Injury. 2008 Jul;39(7):748-52. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2007.12.005. Epub 2008 Jun 9. PMID: 18541241.

10. Bracken MB, Shepard MJ, Collins WF, Holford TR, Young W, Baskin DS, Eisenberg HM, Flamm E, Leo-Summers L, Maroon J, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of methylprednisolone or naloxone in the treatment of acute spinal-cord injury. Results of the Second National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study. N Engl J Med. 1990 May 17;322(20):1405-11. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199005173222001. PMID: 2278545.

11. Bracken MB, Collins WF, Freeman DF, Shepard MJ, Wagner FW, Silten RM, Hellenbrand KG, Ransohoff J, Hunt WE, Perot PL Jr, et al. Efficacy of methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury. JAMA. 1984 Jan 6;251(1):45-52. PMID: 6361287.

12. Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Fourney DR, Hurlbert RJ, Linassi AG, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF; RHSCIR Network. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 1;32(21):1674-83. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.3963. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PMID: 26065706; PMCID: PMC4638202.

In this episode I bid farewell to my passing out residents and discuss some trauma myths like Manual in line stabilization and the use of steroids in acute spinal cord injuries. You all can go through the following articles to learn more - 

1. Ellis DY, Harris T, Zideman D. Cricoid pressure in emergency department rapid sequence tracheal intubations: a risk-benefit analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Dec;50(6):653-65. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.05.006. Epub 2007 Aug 3. PMID: 17681642.

2.Manoach S, Paladino L. Manual in-line stabilization for acute airway management of suspected cervical spine injury: historical review and current questions. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Sep;50(3):236-45. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.01.009. Epub 2007 Mar 6. PMID: 17337093.

3. Thiboutot F, Nicole PC, Trépanier CA, Turgeon AF, Lessard MR. Effect of manual in-line stabilization of the cervical spine in adults on the rate of difficult orotracheal intubation by direct laryngoscopy: a randomized controlled trial. Can J Anaesth. 2009 Jun;56(6):412-8. doi: 10.1007/s12630-009-9089-7. Epub 2009 Apr 24. PMID: 19396507.

4. Kapp JP. Endotracheal intubation in patients with fractures of the cervical spine [technical note]. J Neurosurg. 1975;42:731-732.

5. Hachen HJ. Idealized care of the acutely injured spinal cord in Switzerland. J Trauma. 1977;17:931-936

6. Bohlman HH. Acute fractures and dislocations of the cervical spine. An analysis of three hundred hospitalized patients and review of the literature. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1979;61:1119-1142.

7. Podolsky S, Baraff LJ, Simon RR, et al. Efficacy of cervical spine immobilization methods. J Trauma. 1983;23:461-465.

8. Hugenholtz H, Cass DE, Dvorak MF, Fewer DH, Fox RJ, Izukawa DM, Lexchin J, Tuli S, Bharatwal N, Short C. High-dose methylprednisolone for acute closed spinal cord injury--only a treatment option. Can J Neurol Sci. 2002 Aug;29(3):227-35. doi: 10.1017/s0317167100001992. PMID: 12195611.

9. Suberviola B, González-Castro A, Llorca J, Ortiz-Melón F, Miñambres E. Early complications of high-dose methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury patients. Injury. 2008 Jul;39(7):748-52. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2007.12.005. Epub 2008 Jun 9. PMID: 18541241.

10. Bracken MB, Shepard MJ, Collins WF, Holford TR, Young W, Baskin DS, Eisenberg HM, Flamm E, Leo-Summers L, Maroon J, et al. A randomized, controlled trial of methylprednisolone or naloxone in the treatment of acute spinal-cord injury. Results of the Second National Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study. N Engl J Med. 1990 May 17;322(20):1405-11. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199005173222001. PMID: 2278545.

11. Bracken MB, Collins WF, Freeman DF, Shepard MJ, Wagner FW, Silten RM, Hellenbrand KG, Ransohoff J, Hunt WE, Perot PL Jr, et al. Efficacy of methylprednisolone in acute spinal cord injury. JAMA. 1984 Jan 6;251(1):45-52. PMID: 6361287.

12. Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Fourney DR, Hurlbert RJ, Linassi AG, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF; RHSCIR Network. Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 1;32(21):1674-83. doi: 10.1089/neu.2015.3963. Epub 2015 Jul 17. PMID: 26065706; PMCID: PMC4638202.

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