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Management of Noncompressible Hemorrhage Using Vena Cava Ultrasound

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2016,14 Sep 2017

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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 second year of this project, remaining subcontracts to participating sites were issued, local Institutional Review Board and HRPO approval was receivedcontinued and all research staff and clinician sonographers were recruited and trained. The University of Maryland replaced Emory University as the fourth clinical site. All four clinical sites screened and enrolled patients. During year 2, 851 patients were screened and 66 were enrolled. A modification for a 12-month no cost extension was executed on September 12, 2017 to allow more time for subject accrual and data analyses. There are no major finding or results at this time.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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