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Article review - Concussion

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Clinical topics 

Concussion has been a big topic over the past two years or so and it has certainly featured in a couple of posts on this website. There is a lot about it that is still poorly understood.
  • What is the pathophysiology?
  • Does second impact syndrome really exist?
  • Does chronic traumatic encephalopathy really exist?
  • What is the best marker of readiness to return to active competition?
There is a very helpful review article in the Seminars in Neurology journal written by Meeryo, Chloe and Giza, titled "Dia...

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Fluid type in volume resuscitation

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Clinical topics 
Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Friday, March 9, 2012

The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine recently issued a consensus statement on volume therapy in critically ill patients , in which they make 10 recommendations in all, based on the GRADE system. Of interest to the motorsport medical community is their recommendations on choice of fluid for trauma, traumatic brain injury and burns.

Recommendation 4 states that albumin and synthetic colloids (e.g. gelofusin, hydroxyethyl starch) s...
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