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January 2017

Patient Care

Rib fracture stabilization improves flail chest outcomes in adults
Surgical stabilization of rib fractures is becoming more widely accepted for adults with severe chest trauma. It has been shown to decrease ventilator and ICU days, reduce pneumonia risk, and improve overall outcomes.

Rib fracture fixation in a 6-year-old: A case study
Mayo Clinic trauma surgeon Brian D. Kim, M.D., made history in 2016 when he performed the world's first surgical rib fracture stabilization in a 6-year-old boy with severe chest injuries.

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Practice Guidelines and Research

Bleeding control training comes to Minnesota schools
After training nearly 400 people — mainly law enforcement officers — in bleeding control techniques, SMRTAC volunteers launched an effort to train school district staff. They started with Stewartville, Minnesota.

Plans address patient care during mass burn incidents
New state and regional burn surge plans help provide for patient care when existing burn centers are overwhelmed.

See all Trauma, Critical Care and General Surgery in Minnesota Clinical Trials

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