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Management of Noncompressible Hemorrhage Using Vena Cava Ultrasound

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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 was 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. 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. During year 3, 424 patients were screened and 29 were enrolled. Study results were presented at the American Association the Surgery for Trauma AAST conference San Diego, California in September 2018.

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Technical Report,15 Sep 2015,14 Sep 2018



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