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Pre-Existing Diseases (PED) of Milzman et al and Prognosis in Trauma Patients

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

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A patient with one or more pre-existing diseases (PED) often will have a worse prognosis for a matched patient without the comorbid condition(s). These patients may require more aggressive therapy to reduce morbidity and mortality. The authors are from Georgetown University and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System (Shock Trauma Center).

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