cardiothoracic surgery, post-operative bleeding, haemorrhage, hemorrhage, aspirin, clopidogrel, tirofiban
The Trauma! series rocks on… Finally we get to major haemorrhage. This Q&A post tackles the resuscitation of the exanguinating trauma patient.
Epistaxis, hemophilia… what happens next? A harrowing clip from Jed Mercurio’s classic Cardiac Arrest TV show.
It’s time for a look at the latest review from EBMedicine: An Evidence-Based Approach to Managing the Anticoagulated Patient in the ED.
A few years ago I was looking after an elderly woman in the emergency department who had suffered a stroke. She was aphasic — unable to understand speech or create comprehensible sentences. I explained to her family what had happened to her. Then her daughter asked me a question for which I hadn’t prepared an answer: “What does it feel like to have a stroke?”
Eyes are the perfect organ for ultrasound assessment in the emergency department. Think you know all about ocular ultrasound? Let’s find out…
A patient has ‘flashes and floaters’ affecting his vision. What could be the causes? What is appropriate assessment and management in the emergency department?
The trauma room has turned into a blood bath. You’re going to have to buy new shoes. What should you throw at the patient – the kitchen sink or Factor VII?
I first became aware that redheads were treated differently in medicine when I started hanging around anaesthetists.
A 70 year-old man has presented to your emergency department to get his INR checked. It is markedly elevated – how should you manage this?
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Lecture Notes