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BACKGROUND Major duct injury is the principal determinant of outcome for patients with pancreatic trauma, and there are a number of therapeutic choices available specific to the location of the insult. We report a series of blunt major pancreatic injury cases, with a review of the different procedures used and a discussion of the results. METHODS A total(More)
BACKGROUND Bladder injuries constitute one of the most common urological injuries involving the lower urinary tract. The methods of diagnosis and management of bladder trauma have been well established and accepted. However, bladder injuries are usually associated with other major injuries, and it is our concern here how bladder injuries have been managed(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE Lumbar artery injury after blunt trauma is not frequently discussed. We review our experience with blunt lumbar artery injury management, especially alternative treatments in which embolization is not feasible. METHODS We reviewed our trauma registry for 8 years 8 months. We sought all patients who sustained blunt torso trauma and had(More)
BACKGROUND The prompt detection and accurate localization of abdominal injuries are difficult. Some diagnostic modalities, including laboratory tests, ultrasound, and diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) were used to evaluate patients with blunt abdominal trauma, with various advantages and pitfalls. We aimed to evaluate the risk and benefit of using(More)
BACKGROUND Active mesenteric hemorrhage and bowel perforation after blunt abdominal trauma warrant immediate surgical intervention. We investigate whether findings on multiphasic computed tomography (CT) can identify life-threatening mesenteric hemorrhage and bowel injuries. METHODS Within 1-year period, 106 patients underwent multiphasic CT for(More)
The research goals were to fabricate a crosslinked hyaluronate (HA)/collagen membrane and study its efficacy in preventing peridural adhesion. Different weight ratios of HA/collagen membranes crosslinked with carbodiimide were tested for biocompatibility and biodegradability first. Forty-eight adult New Zealand white rabbits underwent an L6 laminectomy.(More)
BACKGROUND Because of the difficulties in preoperative diagnosis and controversies in the management, cecal diverticulitis has received much discussion in the literature. There, however, are still many questions that remain unanswered. METHODS During a 5-year period, 112 patients with a clinical diagnosis of cecal diverticulitis were treated. Twenty-seven(More)
BACKGROUND Most hemodynamically stable blunt hepatic trauma (BHT) patients are treated nonoperatively with a reported successful rate exceeding 80%. It is current clinical consensus that hemodynamic stability is the only determinant for a patient to be managed nonoperatively. However, conversion to operative treatment was found in around 10% of these(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic fracture resulting from a fall, is a serious condition with morbidity and mortality that are higher among people with mental disorders. METHODS A retrospective study of fall pelvic fractures 1999-2006, comparing clinical features of cases with and without mental disorders. RESULTS Of 248 participants, 69 had comorbid mental disorder,(More)