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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 toExpand
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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 toExpand
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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 facilitateExpand
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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:MajorExpand
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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 detectExpand
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Pancreatic trauma: a ten-year multi-institutional experience.
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 LevelExpand
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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 toExpand
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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 afterExpand
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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 studyExpand
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