Diana Porral

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The aim of this study was to determine factors that predict mortality in patients with traumatic inferior vena cava (IVC) injuries and to review the current management of this lethal injury. A 7-year retrospective review of all trauma patients with IVC injuries was performed. Factors associated with mortality were assessed by univariate analysis.(More)
The aim of our study is to determine factors that predict morbidity and mortality in patients with traumatic duodenal injury (DI). A retrospective review from July 1996 to March 2003 identified 52 patients admitted to our trauma center (age 24.4 +/- 2.1 years, ISS = 18.8 +/- 1.76). The mortality rate for patients with duodenal injury was 15.4 per cent (n =(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the utility and sensitivity of routine pelvic radiographs (PXR) in the initial evaluation of blunt trauma patients. A retrospective review was performed. One hundred seventy-four patients with a pelvic fracture who had computed tomography (CT) and PXR were included (average age, 36.1; average Injury Severity(More)
There is a subset of trauma patients who are hypotensive in the field but normotensive on arrival to the emergency department (ED). Our objective was to evaluate the presence, type, and severity of injuries in these patients. Data were retrospectively reviewed from patients treated at a level 1 trauma center over 1 year. Hypotension was defined as systolic(More)
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