Analysis of death in major trauma: value of prompt post mortem computed tomography (pmCT) in comparison to office hour autopsy

@article{SchmittSody2016AnalysisOD,
  title={Analysis of death in major trauma: value of prompt post mortem computed tomography (pmCT) in comparison to office hour autopsy},
  author={Markus Schmitt-Sody and Stefanie Kurz and Maximilian Reiser and Karl Georg Kanz and Chlodwig Kirchhoff and Oliver Peschel and Sonja Kirchhoff},
  journal={Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-9}
}
BackgroundTo analyze diagnostic accuracy of prompt post mortem Computed Tomography (pmCT) in determining causes of death in patients who died during trauma room management and to compare the results to gold standard autopsy during office hours.MethodsMultiple injured patients who died during trauma room care were enrolled. PmCT was performed immediately followed by autopsy during office hours. PmCT and autopsy were analyzed primarily regarding pmCT ability to find causes of death and… CONTINUE READING
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