What Is a Tube Thoracostomy?
Title: What Is a Tube Thoracostomy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 8/5/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/5/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 5, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the Strategies for Tube Thoracostomy Management?
Title: What Are the Strategies for Tube Thoracostomy Management?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Operative management of thoracic gunshot wounds: more aggressive treatment has been required over time - Miller KR, Benns MV, Bozeman MC, Franklin GA, Harbrecht BG, Nash NA, Smith JW, Smock WS, Richardson JD.
Our department has a database of thoracic gunshot wounds (GSWs), which has cataloged these injury patterns over the past five decades. Prevailing wisdom on the management of these injuries suggested operative treatment beyond tube thoracostomy is not commo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

J & amp;J ’s Auris Has Solid Data to Support Monarch
Johnson & Johnson’s Auris Health revealed late-breaking data from the BENEFIT study during the CHEST 2019 Conference in New Orleans last week. BENEFIT is a study of the Monarch Platform, a robotic technology indicated for the use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. BENEFIT assessed the safety and feasibility of using a robotic system to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions 1cm to 5 cm in size. During the study, investigators performed robotic-assisted bronchoscopy using the Monarch Platform on 55 patients across five study sites. The Monarch Platform localized targe...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

REBOA: The Next Stop on the Road to Trauma Management?
The management of major trauma has a long history of failures found along a road of good intention. From Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) to aggressive crystalloid administration, we’ve seen management strategies come and go over the years, after the reality of the practice didn’t measure up to the expectation of improved outcomes. Today, we have several novel concepts being implemented across the world to try to move the needle for trauma resuscitation. Tranexamic acid (TXA), blood product administration, and simple (finger) thoracostomy are a few of the advances that seem to be gaining interest in EMS. Alt...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Trauma Columns Source Type: news

REBOA: The Next Stop on the Road to Trauma Management?
The management of major trauma has a long history of failures found along a road of good intention. From Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) to aggressive crystalloid administration, we’ve seen management strategies come and go over the years, after the reality of the practice didn’t measure up to the expectation of improved outcomes. Today, we have several novel concepts being implemented across the world to try to move the needle for trauma resuscitation. Tranexamic acid (TXA), blood product administration, and simple (finger) thoracostomy are a few of the advances that seem to be gaining interest in EMS. Alt...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

Live tissue vs synthetic tissue training for critical procedures: No difference in performance
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Training on the synthetic training model (STM) or live tissue (LT) model does not result in a difference in subsequent performance for five of the seven critical procedures examined: junctional hemorrhage wound packing, tourniquet, chest seal, nasopharyngeal airway, and needle thoracostomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Traumatic rupture of a posterior mediastinal teratoma following motor-vehicle accident - Bell C, Domingo F, Miller AD, Smith JS, Headrick JR.
We report a case of a posterior mediastinal mature cystic teratoma with rupture secondary to blunt chest trauma in a 20-year-old male involved in a motor-vehicle accident. Initial treatment was guided by Advanced Trauma Life Support and a tube thoracostomy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Urgent pulmonary lobectomy for blunt chest trauma: report of three cases without mortality - Chiarelli M, Gerosa M, Guttadauro A, Gabrielli F, Vertemati G, Cazzaniga M, Fumagalli L, De Simone M, Cioffi U.
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with severe blunt chest trauma is successfully treated with supportive measures and thoracostomy tube; only few cases need urgent thoracotomy. Lung-sparing techniques are treatments of choice but major pulmonary resecti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Where in the World of EMS is (Flat) A.J. Heightman?
It’s not yet noon and I’ve got my finger poking through the side of a sow, knuckle deep. The large surgical lamps are beating down upon me and the other five members of my group and, combined with the assortment of protective gear we’re wearing, we’re—well, sweating like pigs. The lung at my fingertip continues to expand and fall as we imagine it belongs to a man who just fell from a third-story window. Ten minutes prior, it belonged to a geriatric man who’d crashed his motorcycle. Before that, our swine was a woman ejected from her vehicle during a crash. This is all part of the porcine...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 14, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Allie Daugherty Tags: Patient Care Training Source Type: news