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Identifying risk for massive transfusion in the relatively normotensive patient: utility of the prehospital shock index.



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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 Identifying risk for massive transfusion in the relatively normotensive patient: utility of the prehospital shock index.
Author Vandromme MJ., Griffin RL., Kerby JD., McGwin G., Rue LW., Weinberg JA.
Country Center for Injury Sciences, Section of Trauma, Burns, and Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Year 2011
Numbers Pubmed ID: 21307738

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