Cirrhosis in the trauma victim. Effect on mortality rates.

  title={Cirrhosis in the trauma victim. Effect on mortality rates.},
  author={Glen Tinkoff and Martin Rhodes and Deirdre Diamond and Joseph F. Lucke},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={211 2},
To evaluate the impact cirrhosis has on survival the records of 40 cirrhotic trauma victims from the registries of two Level 1 trauma centers were reviewed and probability of survival calculated using the TRISS methodology. Mechanism of injury, anatomic location, involvement of single or multiple sites, presence of ascites, elevations in serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), alkaline phosphatase, serum bilirubin, prothrombin time (PT), and hypoalbuminemia were tabulated for each… CONTINUE READING
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