Wayne Sapsford

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  • W Sapsford
  • 2008
BACKGROUND Fluid resuscitation of trauma victims currently differs, depending on whether the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support (BATLS) algorithm is utilised. Resuscitation protocol depends on the situation of the patient before definitive surgical control of the(More)
BACKGROUND Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death in battlefield casualties and the second leading cause of death after civilian trauma. Evacuation time for military casualties to surgical care can be prolonged and improved hemostasis could greatly reduce mortality. There are several anecdotal reports that recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) may(More)
  • W Sapsford
  • 2004
It is possible that recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) could revolutionise the medical and surgical management of haemorrhage following trauma and surgery due to its ease of administration and mechanism of action. This article reviews the evidence for the use of rFVIIa as a pro-coagulant, its mechanism of action, safety and recent research into its(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic injuries are the third most common injuries in trauma patients with cardiac injuries amongst the most lethal. Imaging is essential in diagnosis and triage of patients with pericardial injuries, and this review aims to highlight the spectrum of imaging findings of pericardial trauma. Focussed assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST)(More)
BACKGROUND Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is usually associated with coagulopathy and disorders of hemostasis, but cases of ischemic events have been reported. We present a case of AML with recurrent acute limb ischemia and multiple organ infarctions. METHODS AND RESULTS A 57-year-old woman diagnosed with AML subtype M1 developed recurrent bilateral acute(More)
Testing and difficult decision-making is a sine qua non of surgical practice on military operations. Better pre-hospital care protocols, reduced evacuation timelines and increased scrutiny of outcome have rightfully emphasised the requirement of surgeons to "get it right, first time and every time" when treating patients. This article addresses five(More)
OBJECTIVES Management of blunt splenic injury (BSI) in battlefield casualties is controversial. Splenectomy is the traditional treatment, as setting the conditions for selective non-operative management (SNOM) is difficult in the operational environment. On mature operations, it may be feasible to adopt a more conservative approach and manage the patient(More)