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Findings question the applicability of widely used trauma triage scores to assess older patients

October 18, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — A retrospective registry review of trauma patients older than 55 years highlighted the Injury Severity Score as a poor predictor of mortality and the Trauma Score-Injury Severity Score as lacking specificity in its predictability.

“We feel that the [Trauma Score-Injury Severity Score] TRISS and [Injury Severity Score] ISS are both poor predictors of mortality in this at-risk, intermediate, geriatric trauma population. Furthermore, older age, lower [Glasgow Coma Scale] GCS and a lower mechanism of injury are associated with a higher mortality rate in this at-risk patient cohort,” Matthew Wilson, MD, said at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting.

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NPWT may not aid in prevention of deep infection after hip, pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery

October 18, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — Results of a prospective randomized trial indicate acute negative pressure wound therapy does not decrease the risk of infection in patients who…
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Primary Tuberculosis of the Clavicle

Orthopedics, October 2014, Volume 37 Issue 10
Tuberculosis of the clavicle is a rare lesion, accounting for less than 1% of all osteoarticular tuberculosis. The…
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Salvage of Failed THA With Proximal Femoral Replacement

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Despite recent advances in device manufacturing and surgical techniques, the management of proximal femoral…
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Study examines differences in spinal vertebrae osteoblast gene transcription profiles for patients with AIS and healthy individuals

October 16, 2014
LYON, France — Florina Moldovan, PhD, discusses the research into adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) that…
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