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Use Of Radio-opaque Markers In Penetrating Trauma

The Trauma Pro

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The author first reviewed the literature on the use of markers for penetrating injury, which started only recently, in 2002. The author questions the justification of this practice and posits that there are risks to extrapolating information based on radiographs with markers placed by the trauma team.

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A Controlled Trial of Arthroscopic Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Sensible Medicine

Going back to 2002 with this one. I can’t believe I am at number six in this series and have not discussed a good case of medical reversal ! Well, here we go.


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REBEL Core Cast 114.0 – Carbon Monoxide Toxicity


Weaver 2002 ) As always, call your local toxicologist or regional poison control center to help determine the need for hyperbaric therapy. 2002 Oct 3;347(14):1057-67. Take Home Points: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that results from incomplete combustion of any carbon containing product. N Engl J Med.

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Snake Bites and Children

Pediatric EM Morsels

Venomous snakebites in the United States: management review and update [published correction appears in Am Fam Physician 2002 Jul 1;66(1):30]. as far west as Texas Cottonmouths/Water Moccasins live in the southeastern U.S. in wetlands, rivers, and lake areas Coral snakes inhabit the southern U.S. J Pediatr Surg. 2014;49(6):1009-1015.

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Fast Facts: Traumatic Bladder Rupture


Pediatric genitourinary injuries in the United States from 2002 to 2010. PubMed PMID: 24857651; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4104146. Tasian GE, Bagga HS, Fisher PB, McCulloch CE, Cinman NM, McAninch JW, Breyer BN. 2013 Jan;189(1):288-93. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.09.003. 2012.09.003. Epub 2012 Nov 19. Guttmann I, Kerr HA.

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SAEM Clinical Images Series: An Ultrasonographic Rabbit Hole


2002), Role of sonography in the diagnosis of gallbladder perforation. 1983 Jul;148(1):219-21. doi: 10.1148/radiology.148.1.6856839. 148.1.6856839. PMID: 6856839. Khandelwal, N. and Suri, S. Ultrasound, 30: 270-274.

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The End Of Serial Hemoglobin/Hematocrit In Solid Organ Injury

The Trauma Pro

We developed our first iteration of a solid organ injury practice guideline at Regions Hospital way back in 2002. Here’s the final post on my series covering serial hemoglobin testing in the management of solid organ injury. It was borne out of the enormous degree of clinical variability I saw among my partners.