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Clinical evaluation of the antishock trouser: retrospective analysis of five years of experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6859628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of five years of experience in using pneumatic antishock trousers was undertaken to provide data for analysis of clinical response and complications associated with use of the suit. Of 1,120 patients who received pneumatic antishock trousers, 821 (73.3%) survived more than 24 hours, and their response and clinical course were analyzed. Response was not uniform: most exhibited blood pressure response, and some showed changes in only pulse rate or evidence of improved tissue perfusion. Different responses were noted for different shock etiologies. Of all the potential complications theoretically possible, a prevalence of only 4% for ischemic skin changes (none requiring grafting) and 0.97% for renal perfusion failure were noted. The pneumatic antishock trouser is thought to be beneficial and safe.
M A Wayne; S C Macdonald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0196-0644     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-15     Completed Date:  1983-07-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Child, Preschool
Emergency Medical Services
Gravity Suits / adverse effects*
Hospital Bed Capacity, 100 to 299
Kidney Failure, Acute / etiology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Shock / therapy*
Skin Manifestations

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