Traumacast

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.

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Inguinal Hernia Bailouts - Podcast #81
05/01/2017

Ever find yourself in the middle of night wondering “What am I going to do with this hernia disaster??”  Join us as we pick the brains of two experts in the field, Drs. Mike Sarr and Shirin Towfigh, as they explore the bailout options and operative considerations.  A bit of thought now may save the night later! 

Moderators: Drs. Carrie Valdez and Dave Morris

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Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections - Podcast #80
04/26/2017

Join us for an in depth discussion of NSTI with Dr. Eileen Bulger, MD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington and Chief of Trauma Surgery for Harborview Medical Center and Dr. Rondi Gelbard, MD, upcoming NSTI PMG Team Leader and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University.   We discuss the timing of debridement, antibiotic management, role for transfer, HBO and so much more!  

Moderated by Drs. Carrie Valdez and Dave Morris

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EAST Town Hall Debate: Laparascopic Lavage for Perforated Diverticulitis - Useful Tool or Full of Stool? - Podcast #72
01/06/2017

Listen to the audio from our latest live EAST Town Hall Debate on a current “hot topic” in emergency general surgery, the use of laparoscopic lavage as a minimally invasive and non-resectional intervention for patients who require emergency surgery for perforated diverticulitis. Listen to our experts, Christian Jones and Tejal Brahmbhatt on the “Pro” side and Kevin Schuster and Andrew Bernard on the “Con” side, discuss a recently published meta-analysis and then all of the clinical and technique-related issues surrounding this contentious topic. Moderated by Dave Morris and Matt Martin.

Supplemental Materials:
EAST November Literature Review - including discussion of the meta-analysis:
Angenete E et al. Laparoscopic lavage is superior to colon resection for perforated purulent diverticulitis—a meta­analysis. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016;(ePub ahead of print)

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Small Bowel Obstruction: Utilizing the Gastrografin® Challenge - Podcast #52
01/21/2016

In this podcast we discuss small bowel obstruction – a common problem that can be challenging to treat appropriately – with Dr. Martin Zielinski, Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Dr. Zielinski  discusses several aspects of small bowel obstruction: which patients need an operation?  Which will resolve with time?  How long should nonoperative management be attempted before taking a patient to surgery?  We also discuss how to utilize the Gastrografin® challenge into the clinical decision making process. The discussion is moderated by Dr. David Morris and Dr. Levi Proctor.

Supplemental Materials:
CT image showing small bowel feces sign and article references

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EAST Town Hall Debate: Antibiotics-Only vs. Surgery for Acute Appendicitis: The APPAC Trial and Beyond - Podcast #50 - EP
12/30/2015

This podcast is the recording of the first inaugural EAST Town Hall Debate session, on the topic of treating patients with an “Antibiotics-only” approach for acute appendicitis versus the standard treatment of surgical appendectomy. This has become a particularly controversial topic recently following publication of the APPAC Trial in JAMA (link to article below). The program started with two teams in a standard debate format, followed by additional expert commentary from two invited guest speakers: Dr. Edward Livingston, Deputy Editor of JAMA and Dr. Elliott Haut, author of an invited commentary on the APPAC Trial. The debate was then opened up to questions and comments from any listener during the live session.

The Foes:  EAST Emergency General Surgery Section (Pro Appendectomy) vs. EAST Online Education Section (Pro Antibiotics-only)

Moderated by Dr. Levi Procter

Supplemental Materials:
APPAC Trial - JAMA website.
 This page also contains links to multiple related commentaries, as well as a podcast interview with the study authors by Dr. Livingston.

 

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The bigger they are... : Tips and Tricks for Managing Complications in Bariatric Surgery Patients - Podcast #42 - EP
06/12/2015

An interview with Dr. Matthew Martin, the Trauma Medical Director at Madigan Army Medical Center and one of their core faculty on the Bariatric Surgery Service. Dr. Martin is an active member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and serves as an Associate Editor with Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. This session is moderated by Dr. Levi Procter, and special guest moderator Dr. Andrew Bernard, who discuss the increasingly common issue of urgent and emergent complications among patients who have had a prior bariatric surgical procedure. The interview covers the initial evaluation and diagnostic workup, operative and nonoperative management strategies, and clinical "pearls" for the acute care surgeon who is faced with one of these challenging scenarios.

Supplementary Materials
Bariatric surgery problems and complications syllabus
ASMBS Poster: Pearls for Emergency Care of the Bariatric Surgery Patient

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Surgical Management of Clostridium Difficile Colitis - Podcast #38
10/23/2014

Listen to us discuss the surgical management of clostridium difficile colitis with Dr. Paula Ferrada. We tackle surgical and medical therapy based on the best available evidence. See EAST's Online Education session on this topic too.

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Adjunctive Treatment of Abdominal Catastrophes and Sepsis with Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation (DPR): Indication For Use in Acute Care Surgery - Podcast - #35
12/27/2013

A discussion with Dr. Jason Smith on the utilization of direct peritoneal resuscitation in the treatment of abdominal catastrophes.

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Outpatient Laparoscopic Appendectomy - Podcast - #34
12/22/2013

A discussion with Dr. Richard Frazee, in regards to a successful protocol for outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy in acute appenditics.

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Effects of Obesity in the Care of the Traumatically Injured - Podcast #33
11/02/2013

A discussion with Dr. Rob Winfield regarding the effects of obesity in the care of the traumatically injured. 

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Complex_Abdominal_Wall_Hernia_Repair - Podcast #31
09/01/2013

A discussion with Dr. Khashayar Vaziri regarding repair of complex abdominal wall hernia, use of mesh, and placement techniques.

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Acute Care Surgery and Training Tomorrow's Trauma Surgeon - Podcast #7
09/15/2011

A discussion of the current status of the acute care surgery training program, why it is needed, and how to attract future surgeons to this field. Dr. Britt also discusses some the skill sets that the ACS surgeon will need/have, board certification for this field, and integration of this new subspecialty into the surgical community. 

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Your Traumacast Moderators

David Morris, MD
Intermountain Medical Ctr, Salt Lake City, UT








Matthew J. Martin, MD
Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Carrie Valdez, MD
Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw, MI

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

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