Manage episode 162429730 series 1180561
The lead paper is by Dr. Joe DuBose and the AAST AORTA Study Group who maintain a registry representing eight Level I Trauma Centers. Dr. Howard Champion and associates from Sim Quest and colleagues from the University of Texas in Houston evaluated the US Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database from 1978-2013 to determine location and time of death. Dr. Eitan Heldenberg and colleagues from the Israeli Trauma Group interrogated the Israeli National Trauma Registry to determine the incidence and impact of vascular injury on outcome in terror-related explosions. Dr. Josh Brown and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh evaluated the role of prehospital lactate for triage in their air medical system. In a related paper, Dr. Janie Baxter et al from the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh performed a systematic review of lactate levels in the ED predicting outcome, and concluded they are useful.