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Impact of socioethnic factors on outcomes following traumatic brain injury.
BACKGROUND Ethnic minorities and low income families tend to be in poorer health and have worse outcomes for a spectrum of diseases. Health care provider bias has been reported to potentially affectExpand
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The development of a urinary tract infection is associated with increased mortality in trauma patients.
BACKGROUND In October 2008, Medicare and Medicaid stopped paying for care associated with catheter-related urinary tract infections (UTIs). Although most clinicians agree UTIs are detrimental, thereExpand
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Thoracoscopic application of a topical sealant for the management of persistent posttraumatic pneumothorax.
BACKGROUND Persistent posttraumatic pneumothorax (PPP) is an uncommon complication of blunt or penetrating chest trauma. Currently, most patients are managed with pleural chest tube(s) and suctionExpand
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Normal presenting vital signs are unreliable in geriatric blunt trauma victims.
BACKGROUND Normal vital signs are typically associated with improved outcomes in trauma patients. Whether this association is true for geriatric patients is unclear. METHODS A Level 1 trauma centerExpand
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Trauma care of the elderly patient.
Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for individuals aged 1 to 45 years old, but its impact varies across the age spectrum. People age 65 are twice as likely to be hospitalizedExpand
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