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Clinical Applications of Heart Rate Variability in the Triage and Assessment of Traumatically Injured Patients
Heart rate variability (HRV) is a method of physiologic assessment which uses fluctuations in the RR intervals to evaluate modulation of the heart rate by the autonomic nervous system (ANS).Expand
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Number of lymph nodes removed during modified radical neck dissection for papillary thyroid cancer does not influence lateral neck recurrence.
BACKGROUND This study examines the relationship between the number of lymph nodes removed during modified radical neck dissection and the incidence of disease recurrence. METHODS A retrospectiveExpand
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The perforated duodenal diverticulum.
OBJECTIVE To perform a literature review of perforated duodenal diverticulum with attention to changes in management. DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed for relevant studies published from January 1,Expand
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Persistence of hypercoagulable state after resection of intra-abdominal malignancies.
BACKGROUND The hypercoagulable state associated with cancer imparts considerable risk for venous thromboembolism. Surgical resection of malignancies should theoretically reverse tumor-inducedExpand
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Can we continue to ignore gender differences in performance on simulation trainers?
BACKGROUND There are differences between the genders in their innate performances on simulation trainers, which may impair accurate assessment of psychomotor skills. METHODS The performance ofExpand
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Trauma induced hypercoagulablity in pediatric patients.
PURPOSE Coagulation changes in pediatric trauma patients are not well defined. To fill this gap, we tested the hypothesis that trauma evokes a hypercoagulable response. METHODS A prospectiveExpand
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Novel prehospital monitor with injury acuity alarm to identify trauma patients who require lifesaving intervention
BACKGROUND A miniature wireless vital signs monitor (MWVSM, www.athena.gtx.com) has been designed according to US Special Operations Command specifications for field monitoring of combat casualties.Expand
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Military trauma training at civilian centers: A decade of advancements
Abstract In the late 1990s, a Department of Defense subcommittee screened more than 100 civilian trauma centers according to the number of admissions, percentage of penetrating trauma, andExpand
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Repeat head computed tomography after minimal brain injury identifies the need for craniotomy in the absence of neurologic change
BACKGROUND In this era of cost containment, the value of routine repeat head computed tomography (CT) in patients with mild TBI (mTBI) and no interval neurologic change has been challenged. TheExpand
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Pediatric emergency department thoracotomy: a large case series and systematic review.
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) is rarely utilized in children, and is thus difficult to identify survival factors. We reviewed our experience and performed a systematicExpand
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