Amber Mehmood, Junaid Abdul Razzak, Sarah Kabir, Ellen J Mackenzie, Adnan A Hyder
BACKGROUND: Trauma registries (TRs) play an integral role in the assessment of trauma care quality. TRs are still uncommon in developing countries owing to awareness and cost. We present a case study of development and pilot implementation of "Karachi Trauma Registry" (KITR), using existing medical records at a tertiary-care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan to present results of initial data and describe its process of implementation. METHODS: KITR is a locally developed, customized, electronic trauma registry based on open source software designed by local software developers in Karachi...
2013: BMC Emergency Medicine
Olga Calcagnile, Linda Undén, Johan Undén
BACKGROUND: Despite validated guidelines, management of mild head injury (MHI) is still associated with excessive computed tomography (CT) scanning. Reports concerning serum levels of S100B have shown promise concerning safe reduction in CT scanning but clinical validation and actual impact on patient management is unclear. In 2007, S100B was introduced into emergency department (ED) clinical management routines in Halmstad, Sweden. MHI patients with low (<0.10 mikrogram/L) levels of S100B could be discharged without CT...
2012: BMC Emergency Medicine
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