Trauma Cases and ReviewsISSN: 2469-5777


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510076

Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Mental Health Professionals Who Help Refugees in the Middle East

Walid Khalid Abdul-Hamid, MBChB, MRCPsych, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 22, 2019

The impact of working with people and helping them with difficult or traumatic experienced has long been recognized. The problems that affect helping professionals have been termed Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout, Vicarious Traumatization. Since the Iraq War and the Arab Spring, the Middle East has been in constant turmoil that results in traumatisation for the local population and to those trying to help them from local and international mental health care organisations....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510075

Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination in a Patient with Situs Inversus and Splenic Contusion

Antonio E Muñiz, MD, FACEP, FAAP

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 30, 2019

Situs inversus totalis is a rare anatomic anomaly in which the normal arrangement of the heart and viscera is reversed to form a mirror picture of their usual anatomic position. It typically poses a diagnostic dilemma during the initial assessment acute thoracoabdominal trauma. A case is presented of the findings found on the focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) examination of a young adult with situs inversus who sustained solid organ injury from blunt trauma....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510074

A Comparison of Blood Loss with or without Haemostasis after the Tourniquet Released in Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty

Fujiang Cao, Tao Liu, Yunqiang Xu and Shiqing Feng

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 29, 2019

Eighty-four patients were recruited for a cohort study of the minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (MISTKA) for the treatment of osteoarthritis. They were divided into two groups, 42 patients with thorough haemostasis in the minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (group A) and the other 42 patients without a thorough haemostasis procedure in the minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (group B). The surgery in both groups was carried out by a single surgeon at one institution using ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510073

Choosing the Most Distally Located Digital Artery Perforator as the Pedicle of the Homodigital Island Flap

Ersen B

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 29, 2019

It is difficult to cover distal defects of the dorsum, ulnar or radial sides of the finger like those of the nail matrix or a terminal extensor tendon, because there is less soft tissue in this region. Appropriate reconstruction should preserve the aesthetic appearance, provide sensate coverage without pain in important anatomical regions, and minimize donor-site morbidity....

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