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Trauma Care for the Non-Surgical Intensivist

Dr. Mayur Narayan is a trauma intensivist who has a special interest in the development of trauma systems, especially in underdeveloped countries.  In this talk Dr. Narayan discusses the challenges to developing an efficient trauma system, the basics to trauma care, and some of the recent advancements in taking care …

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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 …

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Changing the Face of Massive Transfusion

We were lucky enough to have Dr. John Hess, one of the fathers of the massive transfusion protocol, come and speak at the University of Maryland’s Critical Care Core Content series.  He has been one of the leaders in a concept that has changed the way we think about traumatic …

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Abdominal Emergencies in the ICU

We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Jose Diaz from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center give a talk for our Core Content Lecture Series on what the Intensivist MUST keep in mind when evaluating the acute abdomen.  What’s the differential diagnosis for the undifferentiated, critically-ill patient who initially …