Accidents and traumas can, on the one hand, cause physical andpsychological damages, and on the other hand, result in destruction ofcapital and economic loss. Each year, approximately 1.2 million peopleare killed and over 50 million are injured or disabled due to traumas from car accidents. identification of patients with major trauma remains as a challenge because the majority of patients suffer from hidden and unpredictable injuries that can complicate the initial evaluation of patients within the early hours after the injury. Using simple and functional trauma severity scoring systems can help physicians with making decisions about the duration of treatment. MGAP (Mechanism of Trauma, Glasgow Coma Scale, Age, and
Systolic Blood Pressure) is one of the trauma severity scoring systems developed by Sartorius et al. in 2010. According to mechanism, the scoring is as follows: 4 scores is given to blunt trauma, 0 score to penetrating trauma, 5 scores to ages over 60, GCS: the score equivalentto patientâs GCS and systolic blood pressure (5 scores for >120 and 3 scores for 60-120).
Rahmani Farzad, Predicting Mortality in Multi-Trauma Patients by Using Sartorius Scoring
Last date updated on June, 2014