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Penetrating Thoracic Trauma Index (PTTI) and Penetrating Cardiac Trauma Index (PCTI)

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Cardiology

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The Penetrating Thoracic Trauma Index (PTTI) and the Penetrating Cardiac Trauma Index (PCTI) are measures of injury severity in penetrating trauma to the thorax. These are modeled after the Penetrating Abdominal Trauma Index (PATI). The authors are from New York Medical Collage and the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx.

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