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October 2017

Patient Care

Clinicians can treat pain responsibly in the midst of an opioid epidemic
How to treat pain appropriately and responsibly in the midst of an opioid epidemic in the U.S. is a key question for today's medical professionals. Pediatric anesthesiologist Tracy E. Harrison, M.D., provides some insights.

Tips for working with a difficult fracture
Acetabular fractures are complicated to repair. Best outcomes for patients are likely to be associated with consultation with a Level I trauma center, where specialists can review films and advise regarding next steps in the patient's care.

Avoid these pitfalls when caring for expectant mothers
Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric death in expectant mothers. Trauma surgeon Erica A. Loomis, M.D., discusses pitfalls to avoid when managing a case of trauma in a patient who is pregnant.

ATV rollover highlights the importance of shock recognition and management
A 14-year-old Minnesota girl's all-terrain vehicle (ATV) flipped on a gravel road en route to a school practice, leading to polytrauma. Her case provides important lessons in shock recognition and management.

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