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The effect of antipyretic therapy upon outcomes in critically ill patients: a randomized, prospective study.
BACKGROUND Despite the large body of evidence suggesting a beneficial role of fever in the host response, antipyretic therapy is commonly employed for febrile critically ill patients. Our objectiveExpand
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Prevalence of Sleep Apnea in Morbidly Obese Patients who Presented for Weight Loss Surgery Evaluation: More Evidence for Routine Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea before Weight Loss Surgery
The incidence of obstructive sleep apnea has been underestimated in morbidly obese patients who present for evaluation for weight loss surgery. This retrospective study shows that the incidence ofExpand
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Do all trauma patients benefit from tranexamic acid?
BACKGROUND This study tested the hypothesis that early routine use of tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces mortality in a subset of the most critically injured trauma intensive care unit patients. METHODSExpand
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Can near-infrared spectroscopy identify the severity of shock in trauma patients?
BACKGROUND Our recent experimental study showed that peripheral muscle tissue oxygen saturation (StO2), determined noninvasively by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), was more reliable than systemicExpand
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Heart rate variability as a triage tool in patients with trauma during prehospital helicopter transport.
BACKGROUND Prehospital triage of patients with trauma is routinely challenging, but more so in mass casualty situations and military operations. The purpose of this study was to prospectively testExpand
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Usage of blood products in multiple-casualty incidents: the experience of a level I trauma center in Israel.
OBJECTIVE To predict how much blood will be needed based on the number of injured patients arriving after a multiple-casualty incident. DESIGN A retrospective study evaluating data collected in 18Expand
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Influence of injury risk thresholds on the performance of an algorithm to predict crashes with serious injuries.
This paper presents methods to estimate crash injury risk based on crash characteristics captured by some passenger vehicles equipped with Advanced Automatic Crash Notification technology. TheExpand
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Evaluation and management of geriatric trauma: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline
BACKGROUND Aging patients constitute an increasing proportion of patients treated at trauma centers. Previous and existing guidelines addressing care of the injured elder have not adequatelyExpand
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An analysis of prehospital deaths: Who can we save?
BACKGROUND Since their inception in the late 1970s, trauma networks have saved thousands of lives in the prehospital setting. However, few recent works have been done to evaluate the patients who dieExpand
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A prospective evaluation of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of penetrating torso injury.
BACKGROUND Ultrasound (US) is commonly used for the diagnosis of hemoperitoneum after blunt abdominal trauma, but the value of US as an aid for identification of operative lesions after penetratingExpand
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