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BACKGROUND When traditional vascular access methods fail, emergency access through the intraosseous (IO) route can be lifesaving. Fluids, medications, and blood components have all been delivered through these devices. We sought to compare the performance of IO devices placed in the sternum, humeral head, and proximal tibia using a fresh human cadaver(More)
Benefits of bypassing agents for maintaining haemostasis in major surgeries have been described in the literature; however, their use has a substantial economic impact. This study assessed the cost of FEIBA, an activated prothrombin complex concentrate and recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) when used in inhibitor patients undergoing major surgeries. After(More)
Arachidonic acid (AA), an n−6 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LC-PUFA), serves an important role in the body as a structural fatty acid of many tissues including neurological tissues. It is also a precursor of the n−6 class of eicosanoids and is the most abundant n−6 LC-PUFA found in human breast milk. We have optimized the production of a(More)
High-volume crystalloid resuscitation is associated with increased length of stay, ICU and ventilator days, and organ failure and infection rates. Rapid evaluation of a hemodynamically unstable trauma patient is vital to diagnosis and treatment of the cause of shock. CT scanning should be used liberally in trauma patients to effect decreased mortality.(More)
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