Tag Archives: Trauma

PREPRINT RELEASE: Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST) Exam


Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST) Exam
UChicago Medicine

Daven Patel, MD, MPH
Resident Physician
Emergency Medicine

Kristin Lewis, MD, MA
Resident Physician
Emergency Medicine

Allyson Peterson, MD
Resident Physician
Emergency Medicine

Nadim Michael Hafez, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

In this video, Dr. Hafez discusses and demonstrates how to perform an EFAST exam.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Exploratory Laparotomy and Splenectomy for Ruptured Spleen Following Blunt Force Trauma


Exploratory Laparotomy and Splenectomy for Ruptured Spleen Following Blunt Force Trauma
UChicago Medicine

Brian Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Ashley Suah, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery

Daven Patel, MD, MPH
Resident Physician
Emergency Medicine

Nadim Michael Hafez, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

The patient in this case was assaulted and sustained blunt force trauma to the abdomen. She was intermittently hypotensive, FAST exam revealed free fluid, and CT scan showed a grade IV splenic laceration. Here, Dr. Williams and Dr. Suah at UChicago Medicine perform an exploratory laparotomy and splenectomy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Exploratory Laparotomy in a Hemodynamically Stable Patient for an Abdominal Gunshot Wound

Exploratory Laparotomy in a Hemodynamically Stable Patient for an Abdominal Gunshot Wound
UChicago Medicine

Brian Williams, MD
Associate Professor of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Ashley Suah, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery

The patient in this case presented with an abdominal gunshot wound and peritonitis. Here, Dr. Williams and Dr. Suah perform an exploratory laparotomy and repair a through-and-through gunshot wound to the distal jejunum and a partial-thickness injury to the proximal cecum.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Ankle-Brachial Index, CT Angiography, and Proximal Tibial Traction for GSW Femoral Fracture

Ankle-Brachial Index, CT Angiography, and Proximal Tibial Traction for GSW Femoral Fracture
UChicago Medicine

Jack Kent, MD
Resident Physician
General Surgery

James Jeffries, MD
Resident Physician
Radiology

Andrew Straszewski, MD
Resident Physician
Orthopaedics

Kenneth Wilson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery

In another trauma case with UChicago Medicine, Drs. Kent, Jeffries, Straszewski, and Wilson evaluate and treat a patient with a gunshot wound and femoral fracture. An ABI was obtained, CT angiography was evaluated, and proximal tibial traction was performed for pain management.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Chest Tube Placement for Possible Hemothorax

Chest Tube Placement for Possible Hemothorax
UChicago Medicine

Ashley Suah, MD
Resident Physician

Abigail Clarkson-During, MD
Resident Physician

Jennifer Cone, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

In our second trauma case with UChicago Medicine, Drs. Suah, Clarkson-During, and Cone place a chest tube in a female patient with a possible hemothorax. 

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left Tube Thoracostomy for Pneumothorax

Left Tube Thoracostomy for Pneumothorax
UChicago Medicine

Elliot Bishop, MD
Resident Physician

Peter Bendix, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

This is the first case in our new trauma section with several surgeons over at UChicago Medicine. The patient in this case is a 51-year-old male who was involved in a motor vehicle collision. Chest X-ray and subsequent CT scan showed an expanding pneumothorax. Here, Dr. Bishop and Dr. Bendix perform a left tube thoracostomy.

Keep an eye out for more trauma content coming soon!