Cocchi et al listed conditions that should be considered when evaluating a trauma patient with shock. The authors are from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Indiana University, and Harvard School of Medicine.

Patient selection: trauma-related shock


Differential diagnosis:

(1) cardiac tamponade

(2) tension pneumothorax

(3) pulmonary embolism

(4) cardiac contusion

(5) acute coronary syndrome

(6) septic shock

(7) adrenal insufficiency

(8) hemorrhagic/hypovolemic shock

(9) spinal cord injury with neurogenic shock

(10) anaphylaxis

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