Emergency medicine
The five preferences for post-traumatic SAH

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Huber Padilla-Zambrano; Yancarlos Ramos-Villegas; Amit Agrawal; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 1-1

  Acute traumatic brain injury is a worldwide public health crisis. Post-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a finding that is present at a frequency of 40% according to data from American TCDB (1,2). Among the mechanisms that have been implicated as causes of post-traumatic SAH is the cortical ...  Read More

Clinical Toxicology
Brain multi-infarct and decompression sickness

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Guru Dutta Satyarthee; Nidia Escobar Hernandez; Jorge Aquino Matus; Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda; Marco Antonio Blancas-Varas; Johana Maraby; Joulen Mo-Carrascal

Volume 4, Issue 2 , July 2018, , Pages 53-54

  Scuba diving is associated with an important risk of devel­oping decompression sickness secondary to formation of gas bubbles inside the body. The latter is formed mainly by nitrogen in the body on the diver’s way to the surface (1,2). In some cases, it might injure the central nervous system. ...  Read More

Emergency medicine
Effect of cervical collars on intracranial pressure in patients with head neurotrauma

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Daniel A. Godoy; Amit Agrawal; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 1-2

  Trauma patients are at high risk of cervical and associated injuries. The standard protocol includes immobilization of the cervical spine in a polytrauma as it will help to prevent spinal injuries in the prehospital settings. Hard cervical collar (or alternatives) is routinely used until the cervical ...  Read More