While spontaneous pneumothorax is a common problem encountered by emergency physicians, there remains regular controversy regarding its appropriate management. Read this weeks post to learn more.
Ultrasound is superior to chest x-ray in diagnosing pneumothorax, especially in the supine trauma patient, so consider adding it to your armamentarium of diagnostic tools in the trauma bay. Read on to learn how.
We review the recent randomized-controlled trial by Parienti et al in the New England Journal of Medicine which sought to determine the complication rate of central venous catheters (CVC) at the 3 primary sites of insertion.