Tag Archives: Trauma

Quora Query: What Would a Typical Day be in My Life as an Anesthesiologist?

[From 2013, slightly updated] A couple of things first. Medicine is the coolest job on the face of the earth, and every specialty has its own “coolness”. One of the questions you should ask is: “Do I want to be … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Warm Whole Blood vs. Component Blood Products in Treating Trauma Patients?

[Updated slightly from 2012] The essentials are as follows (and this is the SHORT answer !): Components come from whole blood that is split into, well, components…..so whole blood becomes Packed Red Blood Cells, Fresh Frozen Plasma, and Fibrinogen; this … Continue reading

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Quora Query: Why Do Homeless People Become More Mentally Ill?

I think [previous answers] have it pretty much [covered]. People often become homeless because of mental illness. But homelessness is a bit more complex. Homelessness can be acute or chronic. Acute is usually made up of women and children who … Continue reading

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Quora Query: What Will it Take for the United States to Acquire Universal Healthcare?

There are two sets of answers to this query: Political and operational/organizational. Let me address each in its turn. The Political Issues: There is, to my analysis, nothing special about the United States and its people that make a rational … Continue reading

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Quora Query: How Recent Wars Have Changed Trauma Care

Gentle Reader – I was asked to answer this on Quora (www.Quora.com) and thought it might prove of interest.  Comments are, as always, requested. AJL =========================================== How will the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan change trauma care – is … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Helmets: “It’s a personal decision”……or is it?

This relates to the lack of a motorcycle helmet law in the great State of Florida. It was published in September of 2008. Jessica Newman’s article [Helmet safety often ignored for convenience on campus, Gainesville Sun 9/20/08 1A] presents – … Continue reading

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