Wenly Chang

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Trauma remains a leading cause of death across all age groups. Thoracic injury is a contributing cause in approximately half of these. Despite being potentially life threatening, most thoracic trauma is managed nonoperatively or with an intercostal catheter. Only 10% of thoracic trauma patients will require emergency thoracotomy. Many more(More)
OBJECTIVE Aprotinin has been widely used to reduce bleeding and transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery and in lung transplantation. A recent study found a significant reduction in severe (grade III) primary graft dysfunction (PGD) in lung transplantation where aprotinin had been used. However, recently, concerns regarding the safety of aprotinin have(More)
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