Practice Patterns of Transesophageal Echocardiography Use Among Trauma Patients: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study.
Ocala Regional Medical Center
acute care surgery, critical care, echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, trauma
Critical Care | Surgery | Trauma
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be utilized for hemodynamic monitoring and resuscitation. In order to study the pattern of TEE use in trauma patients, a multi-institutional retrospective cohort study was performed comparing adult trauma patients who underwent TEE or those who underwent traditional invasive hemodynamic monitoring (TIHM). TIHM was defined as the use of arterial line, central venous line, or pulmonary artery catheter without TEE. Mortality rates were obtained and multivariable logistic regression was used to risk adjust for age, gender, race, insurance status, Glasgow coma scale (GCS), ICD Injury severity score (ICISS). Compared to TIHM group, more patients in TEE group had a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) or chronic pulmonary disease (CPD). Mortality rate was lower in the TEE group 7 versus 23% (
Publisher or Conference
The American Surgeon
Soltani T, Crimi E, Watson C, et al. Practice Patterns of Transesophageal Echocardiography Use Among Trauma Patients: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study [published online ahead of print, 2022 Apr 20]. Am Surg. 2022;31348221084087. doi:10.1177/00031348221084087