Delayed repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury: is it really equivalent to early repair?

@article{Hemmila2004DelayedRF,
  title={Delayed repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury: is it really equivalent to early repair?},
  author={Mark Richard Hemmila and Saman A Arbabi and Stephen A. Rowe and M M Brandt and Stewart C. Wang and Paul A Taheri and Wendy Lynn Wahl},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2004},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={13-23}
}
BACKGROUND Blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) is a severe injury that traditionally has mandated immediate surgical repair. Delaying operative intervention for BTAI can allow other life-threatening injuries to be managed first, but potentially increases the risk of aortic rupture and death. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcome of delayed repair (DR) compared with early repair (ER) for BTAI and to assess the effectiveness of a protocol for medical control of systolic blood… CONTINUE READING

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