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Risk Factors for Mortality in Geriatric Patient After Multisystem Trauma

Purpose:

To identify a geriatric patient at risk for death following significant multisystem trauma based on the study of Zietlow et al.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, complications, response to therapy, disease progression, complication detection

ICD-10:

T07

Description:

Zietlow et al identified a number of risk factors for death in an elderly patient suffering multisystem trauma. These can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic.

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