Author: sadia.hussain

A Critical Care Frequent Flyer: Stroke

We discussed an informative and interesting review article on stroke management in October’s Critical Care Minifellowship meeting. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4062315/ This article highlights some important points (that shed light on how complicated the brain truly is) and touches upon some interesting neurological…

Blunt Cardiac Injury

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“The heart was made to be broken.” ― Oscar Wilde Blunt thoracic trauma accounts for 25% of all traumatic fatalities. Blunt Cardiac Injury (BCI) has been quoted to be present in up to 76% of blunt thoracic trauma patients.  BCI…

The ABCs of the Pregnant Trauma Patient.

“Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside.”—Rita Rudner Thankfully, these teeny kicks don’t cause trauma!! Critical illness, including trauma, actually affects less than 1% of all pregnancies in the US.  However, this patient population can…