Blunt Abdominal Trauma Patients Are at Very Low Risk for Intra-Abdominal Injury after Emergency Department Observation

@inproceedings{Kendall2011BluntAT,
  title={Blunt Abdominal Trauma Patients Are at Very Low Risk for Intra-Abdominal Injury after Emergency Department Observation},
  author={John L. Kendall and Andrew M Kestler and Kurt T Whitaker and Mette-Margrethe Adkisson and Jason S. Haukoos},
  booktitle={The western journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Patients are commonly admitted to the hospital for observation following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT), despite initially negative emergency department (ED) evaluations. With the current use of screening technology, such as computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis, ultrasound, and laboratory evaluations, it is unclear which patients require observation. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of intra-abdominal injury (IAI) and death in hemodynamically… CONTINUE READING
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