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Contraindications of Powell et al for Resuscitative Thoracotomy in the Emergency Department After Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Cardiology

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Powell et al identified conditions where resuscitative thoracotomy in the Emergency Department is futile. This can prevent unnecessary therapy for patients with no hope of recovery. The authors are from Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

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