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BACKGROUND The Injury Severity Score (ISS) has served as the standard summary measure of human trauma for 20 years. Despite its stalwart service, the ISS has two weaknesses: it relies upon the consensus derived severity estimates for each Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) injury and considers, at most, only three of an individual patient's injuries, three(More)
BACKGROUND Head, face, and neck injuries (HFNI) occur during animal-related trauma. We compared patients with HFNI and without HFNI after animal-related injuries to determine the significance of these injuries. METHODS Retrospective review of admissions for animal injuries between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1995, by age, gender, mechanism, animal,(More)
To compare rodeo associated large animal injuries to large animal associated trauma from other aetiologies in order to determine whether mandatory protective head-gear during rodeo is warranted. Retrospective analysis related to injury involving large animal admissions between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 1995. The setting is at the University of New(More)
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