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Carl Shanholtz – Hematologic Malignancies and Critical Care

Carl Shanholtz, MD is medical director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center. After a fellowship in critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University he did further training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He specializes in the care of hematologic …

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Klaus Gorlinger: TEM-guided POC Coagulopathy Management

Dr. Klaus Gorlinger is one of the leading international experts in the management of coagulopathy and has dedicated his career to perfecting the art & science of hemostatic resuscitation.  One of his major fields of expertise is the use of Point of Care (POC) guided algorithms for goal directed coagulopathy management.  Dr. Gorlinger is now the …

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Giora Netzer – Blood Transfusion Strategies in the Modern Era

Giora Netzer (@GioraNetzer) is one of those “evidence-based medicine” guys, who has an obsession with transplant medicine – to be more specific – blood transfusion strategies in the ICU.  What are the actual transfusion risks in the modern era of blood transfusions? What are your “transfusion triggers”?  Should we be …

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The Use of TEG & Goal Directed Blood Component Therapy

One of the leading experts in the use of thromboelastography (TEG) is Dr. Mark Walsh from South Bend, Indiana.  We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Walsh come all the way from Notre Dame to Baltimore and discuss the role of TEG in trauma and hemorrhagic shock.  Incorporating TEG into …