Trauma

They Catch on Fire – Electrocautery Trephination with Acrylic Nails

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Electrocautery trephination of acrylic nail products attached to simulated digits was associated with a high likelihood of ignition (83/200; 41.5%). Based on this limited data, electrocautery trephination of acrylic nails should be avoided to reduce risk of further patient harm.

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Up in Flames: The Safety of Electrocautery Trephination of Subungual Hematomas with Acrylic Nails. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Feb 23;23(2):183-185. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2021.10.53567.

Not so FAST! POCUS vs CXR – A Rebuttal Letter

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A recent publication, cheekily titled Not so FAST-Chest ultrasound underdiagnoses traumatic pneumothorax, concluded ultrasound for traumatic pneumothorax should be considered with caution. This response letter breaks down the main reasons why this article is likely a red herring.

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Daniel J Kim, Nik Theyyunni, Rachel B Liu Ultrasound is superior to supine chest x-ray for the diagnosis of clinically relevant traumatic pneumothorax. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Mar 14. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003575. Online ahead of print.

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