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Successful nonoperative management of the most severe blunt renal injuries: a multicenter study of the research consortium of New England Centers for Trauma.
IMPORTANCE Severe renal injuries after blunt trauma cause diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for the treating clinicians. The need for an operative vs a nonoperative approach is debated. Expand
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Successful nonoperative management of the most severe blunt liver injuries: a multicenter study of the research consortium of new England centers for trauma.
HYPOTHESIS Grade 4 and grade 5 blunt liver injuries can be safely treated by nonoperative management (NOM). DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Eleven level I and level II trauma centers inExpand
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Effects of a fast-track area on emergency department performance.
To determine if a fast-track area (FTA) would improve Emergency Department (ED) performance, a historical cohort study was performed in the ED of a tertiary care adult hospital in the United States.Expand
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A prospective analysis of a two-year experience using computed tomography as an adjunct for cervical spine clearance.
The role of CT scanning as an adjunct to plain roentgenograms of the cervical spine was reviewed in acutely injured blunt trauma patients. Following institution of a protocol to evaluate the cervicalExpand
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Violence in America: a public health crisis--domestic violence.
Domestic violence is a major public health problem. It is important that physicians are aware of the extent and pervasiveness of this disease. It is important to identify potential victims ofExpand
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Prospective evaluation of craniofacial pressure in four different cervical orthoses.
INTRODUCTION Cervical collars play a role in the long-term treatment of cervical spine injuries. Pressure ulcers are one of the potential complications. We previously reported on three patients whoExpand
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Trauma death: views of the public and trauma professionals on death and dying from injuries.
OBJECTIVES To determine the values and preferences of the general public and trauma professionals regarding end-of-life care due to injury so as to inform practice guidelines. DESIGN, SETTING, ANDExpand
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Hartford Consensus: a call to action for THREAT, a medical disaster preparedness concept.
Received October 23, 2013; Revised December 9, 20 December 10, 2013. From Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut, Hartfor Burns); Federal Bureau of Investigation (Wade, Fabbri) and t onExpand
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Vertical trauma: injuries to patients who fall and land on their feet.
We reviewed the patterns of injuries sustained by 12 consecutive fallers and jumpers in whom primary impact was onto the feet. The fall heights ranged from 20 to 100 ft. The 12 patients sustained 49Expand
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Tourniquet application training for individuals with and without a medical background in a hospital setting
  • L. Jacobs, K. Burns
  • Medicine
  • The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
  • 1 February 2015
T injuries to the children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, were immediately lethal. However, that tragedy prompted the American College of Surgeons, anExpand
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