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Organ injury scaling: spleen and liver (1994 revision).
Determinants of mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections.
OBJECTIVE The authors determined the risk factors of mortality in patients with necrotizing soft-tissue infections (NSTIs) and examined the incidence and mortality from NSTI secondary to… Expand
Organ injury scaling: spleen, liver, and kidney.
The Organ Injury Scaling (O.I.S.) Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (A.A.S.T.) was appointed by President Trunkey at the 1987 Annual Meeting. The principal charge was to… Expand
Organ injury scaling, II: Pancreas, duodenum, small bowel, colon, and rectum.
The Organ Injury Scaling (O.I.S.) Committee of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (A.A.S.T.) has been charged to devise injury severity scores for individual organs to facilitate… Expand
Necrotizing soft-tissue infections
Objective:To provide a contemporary review of the diagnosis and management of necrotizing soft-tissue infections. Data Sources:Scientific literature and internet sources. Study Selection:Major… Expand
Is magnetic resonance imaging essential in clearing the cervical spine in obtunded patients with blunt trauma?
BACKGROUND The optimal method of clearing the cervical spine (CS) in obtunded blunt trauma patients (OBTPs) remains unclear. Computed tomography (CT) identifies most injuries but may fail to detect… Expand
Pancreatic trauma: a ten-year multi-institutional experience.
- R. Akhrass, M. Yaffe, C. Brandt, M. Reigle, W. Fallon, M. Malangoni
- The American surgeon
- 1 July 1997
Our objective was to determine the incidence, management, and outcome of traumatic pancreatic injury. A retrospective review was performed of all patients with pancreatic injury admitted to two Level… Expand
Preoperative findings predict conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy.
BACKGROUND Previous studies evaluating predictive factors for conversion from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy have drawn conflicting conclusions. We evaluated objective preoperative variables to… Expand
Emergency department discharge of patients with a negative cranial computed tomography scan after minimal head injury.
OBJECTIVE To determine the negative predictive value of cranial computed tomography (CT) scanning in a prospective series of patients and whether hospital admission for observation is mandatory after… Expand
Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide: the definitive data of the CIAOW Study
The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study… Expand