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The value of traditional vital signs, shock index, and age-based markers in predicting trauma mortality.



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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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2 Key Question 2: For patients with known or suspected trauma who are treated out-of-hospital by EMS personnel, what is the predictive utility of measures of respiratory compromise for predicting serious injury requiring transport to the highest level trauma center available? 2a: How does the predictive utility of the studied measures of respiratory 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 The value of traditional vital signs, shock index, and age-based markers in predicting trauma mortality.
Author Bruijns SR., Guly HR., Bouamra O., Lecky F., Lee WA.
Country Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Cape Town, Karl Bremer Hospital, Bellville, South Africa. stevan.bruijns@afjem.com
Year 2013
Numbers Pubmed ID: 23694869

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