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Response to: The rSIG for trauma: one size fits all?
  1. Sven Frieler1,2,3,
  2. Rolf Lefering4,
  3. Julius Gerstmeyer1,2,
  4. Niklas Drotleff1,2,
  5. Thomas A Schildhauer1,2,
  6. Christian Waydhas1,5,
  7. Uwe Hamsen1,2
  8. the TraumaRegister DGU
  1. 1 Department of General and Trauma Surgery, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  2. 2 Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  3. 3 Department of Tumour Orthopaedics and Revision Arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Hospital Volmarstein, Wetter, Germany
  4. 4 Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), University of Witten/Herdecke, Cologne, Germany
  5. 5 Medical Faculty University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sven Frieler, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany; sven.frieler{at}

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We thank Shi and Mao for their interest1 in our recently published article on The age-adjusted Reverse Shock Index multiplied by the Glasgow Coma Scale (rSIG/A) in prehospital assessment of trauma patients and their allocation to trauma centres or trauma team activation.2 The authors point out some shortcomings in our manuscript. We would like to take the opportunity to address them.

While we agree with Shi and Mao that considering site of trauma in general is an important contributor in advanced prediction model, we feel the need …

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  • Handling editor Ellen J Weber

  • Collaborators TraumaRegister DGU Committee on Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care and Trauma Management (Sektion NIS) of the German Trauma Society (DGU), Berlin, Germany.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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