Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Guidelines on Urological Trauma

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Guidelines Group for Urological Trauma prepared these guidelines in order to assist medical professionals in the management of urological trauma in adults.

Added 3 years ago

2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases

Document covering acute and chronic aortic diseases of the thoracic and abdominal aorta of the adult.

Added 4 years ago

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Journal articles

Updated concepts on the pathophysiology and the clinical management of trauma hemorrhage and coagulopathy.

Uncontrolled hemorrhage and subsequent trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) are still the principle causes for preventable death after trauma and early detection and aggressive management have been associated with reduced mortality.

Added 22 days ago

Benzodiazepine-associated delirium in critically ill adults.

The association between benzodiazepine use and delirium risk in the ICU remains unclear.

Added 1 year ago

Sedation depth and long-term mortality in mechanically ventilated critically ill adults: a prospective longitudinal multicentre cohort study.

To ascertain the relationship among early (first 48 h) deep sedation, time to extubation, delirium and long-term mortality.

Added 1 year ago

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My Urology Doc

I am a general urologist and men's health expert in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. I'm also an avid blogger and heath innovator. My social media brand, My Urology Doc, aims to make the formerly taboo world of urology more fun and appealing.

Men's Health: A Forgotten Topic

Men's health is a forgotten topic. To be honest, we men are mostly to blame. We've clung to our masculine misconceptions and repeatedly refused to engage the healthcare community. Who can blame us, we're invincible and we're going to live forever, right? Well, not exactly. Let's look at some of the reasons men's health is one of the least engaged topics in healthcare.