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By Robert Cesario Clarkston, MI
Leo M G Geeraedts, Leonie A H Pothof, Erica Caldwell, Elly S M de Lange-de Klerk, Scott K D'Amours
AIM: The ideal strategy for prehospital intravenous fluid resuscitation in trauma remains unclear. Fluid resuscitation may reverse shock but aggravate bleeding by raising blood pressure and haemodilution. We examined the effect of prehospital i.v. fluid on the physiologic status and need for blood transfusion in hypotensive trauma patients after their arrival in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of trauma patients (n=941) with field hypotension presenting to a level 1 trauma centre...
January 2015: Injury
Christopher W Seymour, Jeremy M Kahn, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton W Callaway, Derek C Angus, Donald M Yealy
OBJECTIVES: Emergency medical services (EMS) providers deliver the initial care for millions of people in the United States each year. The Institute of Medicine noted a deficit in research necessary to improve prehospital care, created by the existence of data silos, absence of long-term outcomes, and limited stakeholder engagement in research. This article describes a regional effort to create a high-performing infrastructure in southwestern Pennsylvania addressing these fundamental barriers...
May 2014: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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