I know I've been working too many hours for too many days in a row when I laugh at serious medical conditions.
I've been editing a medical book chapter on hemostatic resuscitation tonight—or rather, this morning—and I came across a list of the dire conditions that sometimes occur when a trauma patient is given a tranfusion of plasma only, instead of whole blood. They include TACO and TRALI, the latter of which I at first misread as TRAIL. Now, TACO stands for "transfusion-associated cardiac overload" and TRALI stands for "transfusion-associated acute lung injury."
Yep, serious stuff. But my overtired and silly mind offered me this thought: Oh, no! No plasma for me! Wouldn't want to end up going down the TRAIL with a TACO!
Definitely time for sleep. Serious sleep.
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