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EAST Traumacast logo Morel-Lavallee lesions – They’re difficult to pronounce and even more challenging to treat! - #142

Join Drs. Simon Fitzgerald, Lauren Dudas and Carrie Valdez as they discuss the Mayo Clinic practice management guideline with Dr. Martin Zielinski and Dr. Henry Schiller.  We review their trauma group’s practice pattern and how their management has continued to progress since their paper was published. 

Supplemental Information:
Nickerson TP, Zielinski MD, Jenkins DH, Schiller HJ. The Mayo Clinic experience with Morel-Lavallée lesions: establishment of a practice management guideline. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb;76(2):493-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000111. PMID: 24458056.

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EAST Traumacast logo Vascular Trauma - Part 2 - #137

Welcome back Dr. David Skarupa to the EAST Traumacast. Drs. Carrie Valdez, Aditi Kapil and Lucy Ruangvoravat dig deeper into complex vascular cases. David addresses additional considerations in the ICU and answers questions raised after his last appearance on Traumacast! 

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EAST Traumacast logo Vascular Trauma - #136

Welcome Dr. David Skarupa to an EAST Traumacast on Vascular Trauma!  Dr. Carrie Valdez, Dr. Red Hoffman, and Dr. Firas Madbak pick Dr. Skarupa's brain on upper and lower extremity trauma, how to find the aorta and IVC - and can you REALLY ligate them?! - and what do we do for anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy! 

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EAST Traumacast logo All About Hemothorax: Does Chest Tube Size Matter? - #127

Join us as we discuss how percutaneous techniques have changed the contemporary management of hemothorax. How did percutaneous (pigtail) thoracostomy come about? Are conventional large bore tubes safer or better? How do you approach undrained hemothorax? Dr. Peter Rhee and Dr. Narong Kulvatunyou challenge current dogma as they answer all these questions and more in this timely traumacast. Dr. Firas Madbak and Dr. Matt Martin comoderate.

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EAST Traumacast logo Traumatic Flank Hernias - The Scan Shows What?! - #121

In this EAST Traumacast, Dr. Firas Madbak interviews Dr. Ben Zarzaur and Dr. Alfredo Carbonell about these rare and challenging hernias. Join us for an in-depth discussion covering optimal timing, repair approaches and management priorities.

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EAST Traumacast logo Highlights from the 2019 Chest Wall Injury Summit - #120

This Traumacast contains highlights from the recent Chest Wall Injury Summit held March 28-30, 2019.  If you have an interest in chest wall injury or chest wall stabilization surgery you will probably enjoy this episode.   

Click here for more information about the Chest Wall Injury Society (CWIS).

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EAST Traumacast logo The Pancreas is Kinda Like a Crawfish - #119

Drs. Carrie Valdez and Dave Morris interview our colleague across the pond- Dr. Mansoor Khan! We review management of penetrating injuries to the upper abdomen, how the pancreas is like a crawfish and finish up with some thoughts on when to call for help.

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EAST Traumacast logo Contemporary Management of Esophageal Trauma - #102

Esophageal perforation is a critical and potentially life-threatening event with considerable morbidity and mortality. The management tends to be controversial and it requires a thoughtful and individualized approach. Dr. J. David Richardson and Dr. Roxie Albrecht join us for an in depth discussion of challenging esophageal injuries including areas of debate such as the management of injuries recognized late, the preferred methods of surgical repair and buttress as well as the role of exclusion and cervical esophagostomy for diversion.

Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Diagnosis and management of esophageal injuries J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Dec;79(6):1089-95. PMID:26680145

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