Tag Archives: Dr McGonigal

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Bicycle Trauma

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog, originally posted June 2013
Young male drove a handlebar into his abdomen. Little additional information was given, other than one slice of his abdominal CT scan. So what’s the problem?
The textbooks always associate handlebars with pancreatic …

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Trauma Care And HIPAA Demystified

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog, originally posted June 2013
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there regarding HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). This law was enacted in 1996 with the intent of protecting the health insurance benefits of workers …

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Pulmonary Edema After Chest Tube Insertion

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog, originally posted June 2013
Re-expansion pulmonary edema is an uncommon event after chest tube insertion. Typically, patients have had symptoms of pneumothorax for several days, usually 3 or more. It occurs most often if a large amount …

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CT Scanning After Gunshot To The Abdomen

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog, originally posted June 2013
Gunshots to the abdomen have a very high likelihood of causing damage that needs to be repaired. For this reason, the vast majority are immediately transported to the OR for laparotomy (celiotomy).
But …