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OBJECTIVE Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) is not widely practiced by Trauma Surgeons in the Middle East despite its international acceptance. A FAST course was established by the Trauma Group at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at United Arab Emirates (UAE) University aiming to introduce doctors who have limited experience of… (More)
A rare case of gravid uterine rupture secondary to motor vehicle accident trauma is presented. The case illustrates the serious risk to the fetus as well as the potential for maternal catastrophe with this condition. Normal physiological changes in pregnancy hinder the early diagnosis in many cases. A greater awareness of this entity along with prompt… (More)
It is important for clinicians to be aware of the sensitivity and limitations of commonly used methods to confirm endotracheal tube placement. Overreliance on insensitive indicators can lead to delayed recognition of esophageal intubation. The case presented highlights this concern.
Tetanus is a life threatening infection that is rarely encountered in clinical practice. Knowledge of the condition is necessary to ensure optimal management. A 30-year-old male presented with classic signs and symptoms of the disease, including trismus, risus sardonicus, paroxysmal muscle spasms and autonomic instability. The pathophysiology and modern… (More)