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    Green's Operative Hand Surgery. Griffith's Instructions for Patients. Groovy Programming. Ground Penetrating Radar Theory and Applications. Groundwater Hydrology of Springs. Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. Gynecologic Imaging: Expert Radiology Series. HIV Prevention. General description: Developed by the U. Calculation: This score includes more than diagnoses in which each injury is assigned a number from 1 to 6, where 1 is a minor injury, 5 is a critical injury and 6 is an intractable, fatal injury. Limitations: There are performance drawbacks in penetrating injuries, hypothermia, burns, electric injuries and smoke inhalation.

    General description: This score is used for the classification of multiple-trauma patients. Each injury is given up to 6 points and the score describes six regions of the body 3 :. External: including all skin injuries such as lacerations, abrasions or burns. Limbs: including pelvis. Calculation: The calculation is made using the same codes assigned to each of the diagnoses included in the AIS, grouped according to the 6 regions of the body.

    The highest AIS points are taken into consideration, one for every region of the body. These are then squared and then the scores for the three most affected different anatomic regions are added. The sum total is the ISS score, which ranges from 1 to This latter score can be reached only with an AIS score of 5 in three different regions of the body.

    When an injury is given a score of 6 in the AIS, a score of 75 is assigned automatically in the ISS without considering other areas. Limitations: Because it considers only 3 different regions of the body with the highest score and only measures one injury per region, its most important limitation is in penetrating trauma.

    Consequently, severe injuries with a high score are masked because they are in the same area of the body, given that involvement of other organs is not considered. Findings in the literature: A cohort study analyzed patients to explore differences in several ISS and AIS score ranges according to the mechanism of injury. Calculation: The score is calculated the same way as the ISS sum square of the three most severe injuries , but without discriminating by body region.

    Limitations: No differences in performance have been found between the ISS and NISS in patients with penetrating trauma, and the NISS could overestimate severity by assigning higher severity to an injury in the same body region than to an injury that is not as severe in another region. Findings in the literature: A study conducted in Canada in 15, patients with blunt trauma compared patients with the worst two lesions in different regions of the body DR, different region with patients with the two worst injuries in the same region SR, Same region , excluding external injuries.

    Mortality can also be predicted using the TMPM-ICD-9, the difference being the use of the ICD-9, which is the most widely used system in the administrative area 8 and is more widely available in our setting. Limitations: The need for a regression model may make it more difficult to apply. Although several studies have shown superiority of the TMPM, evidence is scant and additional research is required for validation and widespread application.

    Calculation: It evaluates spontaneous ocular opening, ocular opening in response to a verbal command, or to a painful stimulus, or absence of response. Verbal response classifies the patient as "oriented" when oriented in terms of time, place and person; "confused" when the patient can verbalize phrases or words but is not oriented; "inappropriate words" if only monosyllables or exclamatory speech are used; or "incomprehensible sounds" if no verbal response is obtained but some form of sound is perceived; and "none" if there is no verbal response.

    If not, it is assessed using a painful stimulus to determine if the patient localizes the pain, withdraws the part of the body receiving the stimulus, shows abnormal body flexion or extension, or if response is absent. Limitations: Although it is a very useful tool, accuracy is lost in patients who are intubated, sedated or with orbital trauma 26 and in patients with primary abnormalities of the sensory organs.

    Prediction of other clinically significant outcomes like ICU length of stay or survival is highly variable. Findings in the literature: Motor response is the most important of the three variables because of its significance as a prognostic factor. General description: The TS severity score assesses circulatory system function using systolic arterial pressure SAP and capillary filling; of the respiratory system using heart rate HR and respiratory expansion; and of the central nervous system CNS using the GCS.

    However, capillary filling and respiratory expansion are difficult parameters to assess, and it has been found that when these were used, the TS underestimated the severity of HI. RTS: It is the sum of the values listed above but modified by constants derived from a logistic regression model for mortality.

    The result ranges between 0 and 7. Findings in the literature: A study conducted in patients over 65 years of age to determine the accuracy of ISS and RTS in predicting mortality and length of stay found that these two scores predicted mortality adequately but did not correlate with hospital length of stay.

    General description: It was developed when Champion et al. It was developed based on the data from the Major Trauma Outcome Study 36,37 and is an estimate of the probability of survival, with a result between 0 and 1. Calculation: Probability of survival Ps is calculated using the following formula 34 :. Limitations: Mortality is the single predicted outcome, the process of gathering the information is complex, coefficients b x should be updated constantly, and considering that it is based on the ISS and RTS, it shares the limitations of these two models.

    The new model was developed on the basis of , trauma admissions in various hospitals between and and includes the following predictors: age, modified ISS, GCS, sex, and sex-age interaction. The original study showed an AUC of 0. General description: This score uses the physiological parameters of the RTS, age, and the anatomical profile. Overall, it consists of 4 variables used in the following formula 27 :. Limitations: Compared to the TRISS, it has a slightly higher predictive value, but its calculation is far more complicated. Findings in the literature: Champion et al. General description: Developed by the German Society of Trauma, this score includes laboratory parameters such as base deficit, haemoglobin and partial thromboplastin time, and interventions like cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR , improving discrimination and calibration when compared with the previous models.

    The coefficients and the formula are available in the referenced literature. It was developed from data collected between and , creating the possibility of overestimating the risk of death if compared with the information from recent years. The GCS was replaced with motor function assessment, and pupillary reactivity and size were included.

    In the RISC score, patients with missing data were excluded or normal values were assumed. In contrast, in the RISC II score, missing values are classified in a different category which is assigned a coefficient of zero and does not affect patient prognosis. There is currently a wide variety of scores - anatomical, physiological or combined - for the assessment of trauma patients, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Anatomical scores require more time to complete because of injury assessment and classification and, consequently, they are seldom used during the event. Moreover, variability among evaluators is high.

    The challenge with physiological scores is to make predictions based on trauma patient physiology, which may vary considerably even in a matter of hours, rendering them inaccurate, and resulting in delayed patient care. Combined scores are the most comprehensive and, therefore, their application is more complex.

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    It is difficult to select the most adequate score and there is a need to take into consideration factors like missing patient information, suitability in terms of outcomes, reproducibility, and variability after trauma, among others. The selection decision is based on practice, evidence and context, because prediction and classification of the individual subject is a process that requires more input than just score.

    It is difficult to achieve the ideal score, but it is important to be aware of the available scores in order to improve treatment for trauma patients. Present and future research will help determine the true applicability and usefulness of trauma scores, as well as their ability to support decision-making in the individual patient. McDougal JL. The parkland trauma handbook: mobile medicine series, 3, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; Injury severity scoring: influence of trauma surgeon involvement on accuracy. J Trauma Nurs.

    The injury severity score: a method for describing patients with multiple injuries and evaluating emergency care. J Trauma. Lefering R. Trauma scoring systems. Curr Opin Crit Care. Progress in characterizing anatomic injury. J Trauma ; Application of abbreviated injury scale and injury severity score in fatal cases with abdominopelvic injuries.

    Am J Forensic Med Pathol. Ann Surg. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. Specific abbreviated injury scale values are responsible for the underestimation of mortality in penetrating trauma patients by the injury severity score. Triage and Injury Severity Scores as predictors of mortality and hospital admission for injuries: a validation study. Accid Anal Prev. A modification of the injury severity score that both improves accuracy and simplifies scoring.

    An overview of the injury severity score and the new injury severity score. Inj Prev. Husum H, Strada G. Prehosp Disaster Med. The worst injury predicts mortality outcome the best: rethinking the role of multiple injuries in trauma outcome scoring. Two worst injuries in different body regions are associated with higher mortality than two wors injuries in the same body region.