Identification of Intra‐abdominal Injuries in Children Hospitalized Following Blunt Torso Trauma

@article{Holmes1999IdentificationOI,
  title={Identification of Intra‐abdominal Injuries in Children Hospitalized Following Blunt Torso Trauma},
  author={James F Holmes and Peter E. Sokolove and Charles L. Land and Nathan Kuppermann},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={
          799-806
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the utility of the ED physical examination and laboratory analysis in screening hospitalized pediatric blunt trauma patients for intra-abdominal injuries (IAIs). METHODS The authors reviewed the records of all patients aged <15 years who sustained blunt traumatic injury and were admitted to a Level 1 trauma center over a four-year period. Patients were considered high-risk for IAI if they had any of the following at ED presentation: decreased level of consciousness (GCS… CONTINUE READING
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