When someone is hospitalized shortly after having been treated and discharged from the emergency department (ED), common sense suggests that some aspect of the initial care, or the decision to discharge the patient, was inappropriate or even uns
A collaboration of University of Washington specialists in trauma medicine and bioengineering has led to a synthetic substance that might help prevent some severely injured people from bleeding to death.
Mark Oberle, his wife and son, then 14, arrived on the Thai island of Phuket late on Christmas Day, 2004. By the time they checked in at their hotel and plopped down their bags, it was nearly midnight.
The patient story is usually incomplete. This is the challenge that Sarah Kolnik, a general surgery intern, faced during her four-week rotation on the burn intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center.