Abdomen

Rapid Fire Session (2019)


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The following surgeons presented at the 2019 Rapid Fire Session at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019: Dr. Nicholas Thiessen – Direct Peritoneal Resuscitation, Dr. Patrick Bosarge – ECMO for Trauma Patients: What’s the Evidence?, Dr. Tom Wertin – Why is C-collar Still a Thing?, and Dr. Ramin Jamshidi – Firearms and Trauma: No Political Drama.

Evolution of the Pediatric Abdomen: Who Needs a CT for BAT? (2019)


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Dr. Christian Streck presented Evolution of the Pediatric Abdomen: Who Needs a CT for BAT? at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Dr. Streck discusses research on care management options for pediatric blunt abdominal trauma (BAT), useful imaging other than CT, and cost/risk associated with pediatric CTs. Dr. Streck is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

New APSA Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Injury (2019)


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Dr. Christian Streck presented New APSA Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Injury at the 11th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He discusses pediatric blunt liver/spleen injuries and the guidelines for the management of these injuries. Dr. Streck is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and General Surgery Residency Program Director at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.

Surgical Education: Advances in Simulation Training (2018)


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Elizabeth Benjamin, MD, PhD, FACS presented Surgical Education: Advances in Simulation Training at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2018. Dr. Benjamin is a trauma surgeon at LAC-University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Pediatric Trauma: Same Stuff, Smaller Package…Right? (2018)


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Ramin Jamshidi, MD presented Pediatric Trauma: Same Stuff, Smaller Package…Right? in the Rapid Fire Session at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Jamshidi is the Pediatric Trauma Medical Director and Division Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Maricopa Medical Center and a pediatric surgeon at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.

Liver Injury Treatment: How are we doing? (2018)

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Dr. Daniel Margulies presented Liver Injury Treatment: How are we doing? at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Dr. Margulies is the Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Damage Control Laparotomy: Myths, Pitfalls, and Disadvantages (2018)

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The 2018 Thomas Wachtel, MD Keynote Address, Damage Control Laparotomy: Myths, Pitfalls, and Disadvantages, was presented at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS) by Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM, DMCC. Dr. Rhee is a renown American trauma surgeon, medical professor, and military veteran who served as a battlefield casualty physician in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Rhee was an original founding member of the Arizona Trauma Association in 2007 and presented at the 1st annual STACS in 2008.

Perforated Diverticulitis: Resect versus Not Resect

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Perforated Diverticulitis: Resect versus Not Resect was presented by Frederick Moore, MD, MCCM, on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the 9th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. Dr. Moore is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Acute Care Surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

REBOA Update

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REBOA Update was presented by James Bogert, MD, on November 16, 2017 in the Rapid Fire Session at the 9th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium. Dr. Bogert is a trauma surgeon in Phoenix, AZ.

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