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EAST Traumacast logo EAST Town Hall Debate: Laparascopic Lavage for Perforated Diverticulitis - Useful Tool or Full of Stool? - Podcast #72

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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EAST Traumacast logo EAST Town Hall Debate – Clearing the C-spine based on CT scan Only - Best Practice or Dangerous Precedent? - Podcast #65

Election season is upon us…Drs. Schuster and Stassen (EAST president) face off with Drs. Patel and Skinner!  The experts debate the merits of cervical spine collar clearance based on CT alone in the obtunded patient.   This debate is based on the EAST 2015 PMG (link below).  Audience members called in and pressed our experts for answers to difficult questions.  Who won the debate…click “PLAY” and find out.  Stay tuned for the next Traumacast!

Drs. Kevin Pei and Matthew Martin served as moderators for this debate.

Supplemental Materials
EAST PMG - Cervial Spine Collar Clearance in the Obtunded Adult Blunt Trauma Patient

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