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INTRODUCTION Transfusion practices across the country are changing with aggressive use of plasma (fresh-frozen plasma [FFP]) and platelets during massive transfusion with current military recommendations to use component therapy at a 1:1:1 ratio of packed red blood cells to FFP to platelets. METHODS A massive transfusion protocol (MTP) was designed to(More)
The syndrome of pulmonary vein stenosis characterized by pulmonary hypertension, dyspnea on exertion, and right heart failure, is a well-described complication of percutaneous ablation approaches, but has not been described with surgical approaches. We describe the case of a patient who developed localized edema at the pulmonary vein-left atrial junction(More)
BACKGROUND Supine anteroposterior (AP) chest radiography is an insensitive test for detecting posttraumatic pneumothoraces (PTXs). Computed tomography (CT) often identifies occult pneumothoraces (OPTXs) not diagnosed by chest radiography. All previous literature describes the epidemiology of OPTX in patients with blunt polytrauma. Our goal was to identify(More)
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