Identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt trauma.

  title={Identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt trauma.},
  author={James F Holmes and Peter E. Sokolove and William E Brant and Michael J. Palchak and Cheryl W. Vance and John T. Owings and Nathan Kuppermann},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  volume={39 5},
STUDY OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the utility of laboratory testing after adjusting for physical examination findings in the identification of children with intra-abdominal injuries after blunt trauma. METHODS The study was a prospective observational series of children younger than 16 years old who sustained blunt trauma and were at risk for intra-abdominal injuries during a 2(1/2)-year period at an urban Level I trauma center. Patients were examined by faculty emergency physicians and… CONTINUE READING


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