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BACKGROUND Intraosseous access (IO) is a rapid and safe alternative when peripheral venous access is difficult. Our aim was to summarize the first three years experience with the use of a semi-automatic IO device (EZ-IO(®)) in German Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). METHODS Included were all patients during study period (January 2009-December(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence on prehospital administration of the antifibrinolytic tranexamic acid (TXA) in civilian trauma populations is scarce. The aim was to study whether prehospital TXA use in trauma patients was associated with improved outcomes. METHODS The prehospital database of the ADAC (General German Automobile Club) Air Rescue Service was linked with(More)
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