Anant C Praba

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HYPOTHESIS Changing category 1 criteria to include primarily physiologic and anatomic indicators of injury, eliminating mechanism of injury criteria, decreases the rate of overtriage without compromising outcomes. METHODS Retrospective review of our American College of Surgeons-verified level I trauma registry from January 1, 1996, to December 31, 1998,(More)
BACKGROUND Echocardiography has been shown to be valuable in critically ill surgical patients. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) often fails to provide adequate imaging in critically ill patients, necessitating subsequent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The objective of this study was to determine and quantify factors associated with failure of(More)
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