Journal article

Appropriate Tourniquet Types in the Pediatric Population: A Systematic Review

Nathan P Charlton, Craig A Goolsby, David A Zideman, Ian K Maconochie, Peter T Morley, Eunice M Singletary

CUREUS | CUREUS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Trauma is the leading cause of mortality in those aged 1-19, with hemorrhage accounting for up to 40% of all trauma deaths. Manufactured tourniquets are recommended for the control of life-threatening extremity hemorrhage in adults but their use in the pediatric population requires further investigation. We performed a systematic review to evaluate the most appropriate tourniquet design for use in the pediatric population. A literature search of Embase and the Cochran databases of trials and systematic reviews on October 1, 2020 identified 454 unique references, of which 15 were included for full-text screening. Two single-arm observational studies with a high risk of bias evaluated the use ..

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