Christaan van der Leij

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BACKGROUND In our institution, the computed tomographic (CT) scan has largely replaced the ultrasound for the rapid detection of intraperitoneal free fluid (FF) and abdominal injuries in severely injured patients.We hypothesized that in major pelvic fracture patients, quantifying the size of FF on CT improves the predictive value for the need for abdominal(More)
BACKGROUND The sliding computed tomographic (CT) scanner in our trauma resuscitation room can be used early in the assessment of pelvic ring fracture patients. We determined the association between the presence of a pelvic blush on CT scan and the need for pelvic hemorrhage control (PHC). We hypothesized that many pelvic blushes found early in the(More)
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