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Emergency department noninvasive (NICOM) cardiac outputs are associated with trauma activation, patient injury severity and host conditions and mortality.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
Publication Date
Volume
73
Issue
2
Pages
479–485
Identifiers
PMID: 23019674
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The multiple associations of CO with patient conditions imply that NICOM provides an objective and clinically valid, relevant, and discriminate measure of cardiac function in acutely injured trauma activation patients. NICOM use may be associated with a shorter length of stay in surviving patients with complex injuries.

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