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he effectiveness of avalanche airbags

  title={he effectiveness of avalanche airbags},
  author={A Haegeli and Markus Falkc and Emily Procterd and Benjamin Zweifel and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Jarry and pencer Logang and Kalle Kronholmh and Marek Biskupi{\vc} and Hermann Bruggerd},
Aim: Asphyxia is the primary cause of death among avalanche victims. Avalanche airbags can lower mortality by directly reducing grade of burial, the single most important factor for survival. This study aims to provide an updated perspective on the effectiveness of this safety device. Methods: A retrospective analysis of avalanche accidents involving at least one airbag user between 1994 and 2012 in Austria, Canada, France, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. A multivariate… 

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