- Bertil Bouillon, Medical Center Cologne-Merheim
- Cong-Feng Luo, Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital
- Michael Wich, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin
- Axel Ekkernkamp, Trauma Hospital Berlin and University of Greifswald
- Dirk Stengel, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin
- Annette Luckmann, Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin
The Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes is affiliated with the Association of Chinese Orthopaedic Surgeons.
In 2005, the Advanced Life Support (ALS) teams delivering pre-hospital care in RegionSkane in southern Sweden received additional support by physicians, who were part of "Pre-hospital acute teams" (PHAT). This study of 202 cases and 9 pre-hospital interventions compared the incidence of pre-hospital medical interventions for trauma-patients cared for by conventional ALS teams and patients who received additional support by PHAT. The study found that the incidence of endotracheal intubation and immobilization of extremities was greater among patients supported by PHAT, compared to patients cared for by ALS teams alone.
This study revealed that car crashes are the most common cause of pediatric trauma, with an overall mortality of 13%. The findings provide a valuable insight into trauma care in the East-African region not covered by the most recent World Health Organization's Global Status Report on Road Safety.
Aims & scope
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal encompassing all diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic aspects of trauma.
The journal's main focus is placed on interventions with proven efficacy or inefficacy in improving clinically relevant outcomes such as mortality, morbidity, quality of life, function and costs.
Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes serves as a scientific platform for clinical researchers and practitioners involved in the different stages of caring for patients with musculoskeletal, visceral, and multiple injuries. Authors are explicitly invited to submit the results of negative studies.
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