Papers of November 2020

Welcome back to the podcast! Another month, another three papers to inform and challenge your practice.

This month we kick things off looking at TXA in trauma and consider in complex scenes and resource limited environments if TXA could be administered effectively in an IM rather than IV route? We also get an authors inside view from Professor Ian Roberts.

Next up; does the anatomical location of a head injury affect the risk of an intracerebral bleed and could this affect those patients that can go without a scan?

And finally we have a look at the importance of a chest X-ray in COVID-19 and consider how accurate the X-ray is at both picking up and ruling out the infection.


Simon & Rob

References & Further Reading

  1. Performance of Chest X-Ray for COVID-19 Pneumonia During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic in Lombardy, Italy. Simone Schiaffino. J Thorac ImagingDiagnostic .2020
  2. Cutaneous impact location: a new tool to predict intracranial lesion among the elderly with mild traumatic brain injury? Xavier Dubucs. Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2020
  3. Pharmacokinetics of intramuscular tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients: a clinical trial. Stanislas Grassin-Delyle. Br J Anaesth. 2020
  4. St Emlyn’s; Can we give tranexamic acid (TXA) via the IM route?

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