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Myth: The Trendelenburg position improves circulation in cases of shock

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, Unit #1, Rm. 1011, 1200 N State St., Los Angeles CA 90033; 323 226-6667, fax 323 226-8044, sohender@usc.edu
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