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Authors' Reply to Discernment of Mortality Predictors in Patients with Major Injuries-direct Trauma Impact or Systemic Complications

  • Francisco Martín Rodríguez1
  • Raúl López Izquierdo1

1Emergency Department. Rio Hortega University Hospital of Valladolid, SACYL. C/Dulzaina 2. 47012. Valladolid, Spain

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0032 Vol.16,Issue 1,June 2020 pp.211-211

Published: 30 June 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): Raúl López Izquierdo E-mail:

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Francisco Martín Rodríguez,Raúl López Izquierdo. Authors' Reply to Discernment of Mortality Predictors in Patients with Major Injuries-direct Trauma Impact or Systemic Complications. Signa Vitae. 2020. 16(1);211-211.


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