Artificial intelligence and machine learning for hemorrhagic trauma care

Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre, Toronto, ON, M3K 2C9, Canada. Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre, Toronto, ON, M3K 2C9, Canada. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5, Canada. St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8, Canada. Royal Canadian Medical Services, Ottawa, K1A 0K2, Canada.

Military Medical Research. 2023;10(1):6
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Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of machine learning (ML) has been increasingly employed in the research of trauma in various aspects. Hemorrhage is the most common cause of trauma-related death. To better elucidate the current role of AI and contribute to future development of ML in trauma care, we conducted a review focused on the use of ML in the diagnosis or treatment strategy of traumatic hemorrhage. A literature search was carried out on PubMed and Google scholar. Titles and abstracts were screened and, if deemed appropriate, the full articles were reviewed. We included 89 studies in the review. These studies could be grouped into five areas: (1) prediction of outcomes; (2) risk assessment and injury severity for triage; (3) prediction of transfusions; (4) detection of hemorrhage; and (5) prediction of coagulopathy. Performance analysis of ML in comparison with current standards for trauma care showed that most studies demonstrated the benefits of ML models. However, most studies were retrospective, focused on prediction of mortality, and development of patient outcome scoring systems. Few studies performed model assessment via test datasets obtained from different sources. Prediction models for transfusions and coagulopathy have been developed, but none is in widespread use. AI-enabled ML-driven technology is becoming integral part of the whole course of trauma care. Comparison and application of ML algorithms using different datasets from initial training, testing and validation in prospective and randomized controlled trials are warranted for provision of decision support for individualized patient care as far forward as possible.
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Study Design : Systematic Review
Language : eng
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