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May 2015 - Volume 78 - Issue 5
pp: 897-1070

The implementation of a multinational “walking blood bank” in a combat zone: The experience of a health service team deployed to a medical treatment facility in Afghanistan

Garcia Hejl, Carine; Martinaud, Christophe; Macarez, Remi; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78(5):949-954, May 2015.

An open, parallel, randomized, comparative, multicenter investigation evaluating the efficacy and tolerability of Mepilex Ag versus silver sulfadiazine in the treatment of deep partial-thickness burn injuries

Tang, Hongtai; Lv, Guozhong; Fu, Jinfeng; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78(5):1000-1007, May 2015.

Validation of the quality of ultrasound imaging and competence (QUICk) score as an objective assessment tool for the FAST examination

Ziesmann, Markus Tyler; Park, Jason; Unger, Bertram J.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78(5):1008-1013, May 2015.

ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: Conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future

Utter, Garth H.; Miller, Preston R.; Mowery, Nathan T.; More

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 78(5):1059-1065, May 2015.

Creator: Jo Fields
Duration: 10:10
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery May 2015, Volume 78, Issue 5;

Dr. Gene Moore’s highlights for the May 2015 issue include the lead article by Dr. Nobuyuki Saito and colleagues from the Nippon Medical Center Chiba Hokuso Hospital, Inzai, Japan who evaluated their complications of REBOA. An AAST paper by Dr. John Harvin and colleagues from the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston who evaluate the impact of TXA on mortality in their patients with hyperfibrinolysis documented by TEG. Another timely issue is addressed by Dr. Diane Hale and associates from the University of San Antonio who assess whether clinical findings can be used to exclude unstable cervical spine injuries in children less than six years of age. The final paper is by Dr. Annika Blaser from Lucerne, Switzerland along with colleagues from Estonia, Sweden, and Australia. This team provides a comprehensive review of abdominal compliance and its implications in the development of intra-abdominal hypertension and compromised laparoscopic workspace.