Month: December 2015

TXA in Trauma

Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic drug that was first discovered nearly 60 years ago by two Japanese scientists. TXA has been used to mitigate blood loss in elective surgeries, hemophiliacs, post-partum hemorrhage, and most recently after major trauma1. Here in…

Rhythm Nation: December 2015

Happy Holidays avid Rhythm Nation followers! Time for the December edition of the blog. This month’s will be a little different but still should be interesting nonetheless! Here is our case:   A 57 year-old man with PMH of HTN, DM,…

Case Of the Month 6 – Answer

No brave souls made themselves present last month, so let’s go through the thought process and what I wanted you to recognize with this case. Quick summary: 34 y/o woman with PMD SS disease presents with 3 days of sickle…

Berry, Bored, Bleeding – Review

  It’s 3 am and the ED has fallen into a lull. There is only a trickle of patient’s seeking for a a work note, though you’d believe their farfetched complaints if it weren’t for your wise attending. Enter the…

Torsed and Bored- Review

You’re busy at work in the ED of Seattle Grace Hospital when the infamous Dr. Christina Yang (one of the premier cardiothoracic surgeons in your prestigious fictional hospital) makes her way down to the ER after finishing a case in…

Can I log a trauma resuscitation?

You are working in the critical care area and need to log a trauma resuscitation since this is your last chance to get certified! A 65 year old male is brought by EMS for shortness of breath. He is tachypneic…

Snow Blindness

This month Monalisa talked about 2 great articles on snow blindness.  Both of those articles can be downloaded here: Snowblindness in Antartica Snowblindness She did a great job going through them and also provided a nice short summary if your…