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Utility of admission serum lactate in pediatric trauma.



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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 Utility of admission serum lactate in pediatric trauma.
Author Ramanathan R., Parrish DW., Hartwich JE., Haynes JH.
Country Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA 23298, United States. Electronic address: rramanat@mcvh-vcu.edu.
Year 2015
Numbers Pubmed ID: 25840070

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