George Chami*, Belinda Chami, Edward Hatley and Hossam Dabis
Corresponding author: George Chami firstname.lastname@example.org
BMC Emergency Medicine 2005, 5:11 doi:10.1186/1471-227X-5-11
(2006-06-15 17:07) n/a
The intention of your experiment is quite commendable. I respect your observance of
the scenarios in real emergency departments when it comes to an injury of this nature.
However, I believe that your experiment, while credible, lacks many details about
the effects that a procedure such as this may entail to the patient on which it is
being performed. First, the location and nature of the injury needs to be more clearly
defined. Many would say that this is unnecessary. However, if a person has been stabbed
in the abdomen or chest, a procedure like this could cause many different, and potentially
worse, consequences. Some common examples are: mesenteric rupture, ventricular overexpansion
followed by cardiac collapse, etc. Also, this technique should come with a comprehensible
use policy. Since some medications are pressors and constrict the blood vessels from
which the hematoma is coming, a suction technique like this one could potentially
sclerose and block a vessel. This could lead to a potentially fatal Pulmonary Embolus
or Myocardial Infarction. In conclusion, the study you performed was groundbreaking,
but needs more specification.
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