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A comparison of prehospital lactate and systolic blood pressure for predicting the need for resuscitative care in trauma transported by ground.



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1 Key Question 1: For patients with known or suspected trauma who are treated out-of-hospital by EMS personnel, what is the predictive utility of measures of circulatory compromise or derivative measures (e.g., the shock index) for predicting serious injury requiring transport to the highest level trauma center available? 1a: How does the predictive utility of the studied measures of circulatory compromise vary across age groups (e.g., children or the elderly)? Specifically, what values for the different age ranges are supported by the evidence?
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Title A comparison of prehospital lactate and systolic blood pressure for predicting the need for resuscitative care in trauma transported by ground.
Author Guyette FX., Meier EN., Newgard C., McKnight B., Daya M., Bulger EM., Powell JL., Brasel KJ., Kerby JD., Egan D., Sise M., Coimbra R., Fabian TC., Hoyt DB.
Country From the Department of Emergency Medicine (F.X.G.), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Departments of Surgery (E.M.B.) and Biostatistics (E.N.M.), and Clinical Trials Center (J.L.P.), University of Washington, Seattle; Department of Surgery (K.J.B.), Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Department of Emergency Medicine (M.D.), Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Public Health and Preventive Medicine (C.N.), Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon; Department of Surgery (J.D.K.), University of Alabama, Birmingham; Department of Surgery (M.S., R.C.), University of California, San Diego, California; Department of Surgery (T.C.F.), University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (D.E.), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland; and American College of Surgeons (D.B.H.), Chicago, Illinois.
Year 2015
Numbers Pubmed ID: 25710433

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