Blunt splenic injury in adults: Multi-institutional Study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

@article{Peitzman2000BluntSI,
  title={Blunt splenic injury in adults: Multi-institutional Study of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.},
  author={Andrew B. Peitzman and Brian W. Heil and Louis Rivera and Michael Federle and Brian G. Harbrecht and Keith D. Clancy and Martin Croce and Blaine L. Enderson and John A Morris and David Weinstein Shatz and Jay Wayne Meredith and Juan B. Ochoa and Samir M Fakhry and James G Cushman and Joseph P. Minei and Mary McCarthy and Fred A. Luchette and Robert Townsend and Glen Tinkoff and Ernest F. J. Block and Steven Fox Leola Ross and Eric R Frykberg and Richard McMurtry Bell and F J Davis and Leonard N Weireter and Michael B Shapiro},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={177-87; discussion 187-9}
}
BACKGROUND Nonoperative management of blunt injury to the spleen in adults has been applied with increasing frequency. However, the criteria for nonoperative management are controversial. The purpose of this multi-institutional study was to determine which factors predict successful observation of blunt splenic injury in adults. METHODS A total of 1,488 adults (>15 years of age) with blunt splenic injury from 27 trauma centers in 1997 were studied through the Multi-institutional Trials… CONTINUE READING
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