Blunt chest trauma in the elderly.

  title={Blunt chest trauma in the elderly.},
  author={R. M. Shorr and A. Rodr{\'i}guez and M. Indeck and M. Crittenden and S. Hartunian and R. Cowley},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={29 2},
  • R. M. Shorr, A. Rodríguez, +3 authors R. Cowley
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of trauma
  • Significant differences were identified between a group of elderly patients (65 years and older) and a nonelderly group both with blunt thoracic trauma. There was a lower incidence of elderly patients presenting in shock; however, cardiopulmonary arrest at arrival was more frequent in this group. Although the types of complications were similar in both populations, the morbidity and mortality rates were higher in the elderly. A high index of suspicion must be generated for an elderly patient… CONTINUE READING
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