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Management of Noncompressible Hemorrhage Using Vena Cava Ultrasound

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2016

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National Trauma Institute San Antonio United States

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The Combat Casualty Care Research Program, through the JWMRP, is specifically interested in testing and refining techniques for early intervention in life-threatening battle injuries. The purpose of this study is to determine the utility of ultrasonic assessment protocol of inferior vena cava vena cava diameter and collapsibility to detect and aid in management of non-compressible hemorrhage in major trauma victims. During the initial year of this project, subcontracts to participating sites have been issued, local Institutional Review Board applications and protocol amendments have been submitted, research staffand clinician sonographers have been recruited and trained at three sites. The University of California San Diego and Virginia Commonwealth University have completed IRB and HRPO approvals and have screened n142 and enrolled patientsn45. The University of Utah has IRB approval and has submitted to HRPO. Emory University has withdrawn from the study and a replacement site, University of Maryland has been identified. There are no major finding or results at this time.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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