Early surgical intervention for blunt bowel injury: the Bowel Injury Prediction Score (BIPS).

@article{McNutt2015EarlySI,
  title={Early surgical intervention for blunt bowel injury: the Bowel Injury Prediction Score (BIPS).},
  author={Michelle K McNutt and Naga Ramesh Chinapuvvula and Nicholas M Beckmann and Elizabeth A. Camp and Matthew J Pommerening and Rece W Laney and O. Clark West and Brijesh S. Gill and Rosemary A. Kozar and Bryan A. Cotton and Charles E. Wade and Phillip R Adams and John B. Holcomb},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={105-11}
}
BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen has been used for 30 years to evaluate the stable blunt trauma patient. However, the early diagnosis of blunt hollow viscus injury (BHVI) remains a challenge. Delayed diagnosis and intervention of BHVI lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to identify a combination of radiographic and clinical variables present at admission that could lead to earlier surgical intervention for BHVI. METHODS Significant predictors… CONTINUE READING
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