Tag: Radiology

Traumatic Aortic Dissections

Aortic Dissection is one of those diagnoses that gets everyone’s heart rates up (despite beta blockers), and its something we (should) think about in all of our blunt trauma patients. The proximal descending aorta is the great vessel most susceptible injury in blunt trauma, due to its relative mobility over the fixed abdominal aorta, which …

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IV Contrast Myths

Credit to Dr Todd Taylor for finding the article and sharing on the ED Listserv. Article¬†by Anand Swaminathan   Main take-away points: shellfish allergies do not crossover to IV contrast – we shouldn’t even be asking this question pretreatment only helps hives, no statistical significance for major complications interesting discussion between anaphylactic reactions (mast cell …

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