Nonoperative management of splenic injuries: significance of age.

@article{Ong2016NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative management of splenic injuries: significance of age.},
  author={Adrian W Ong and Kirsten E Eilertson and Eugene F Reilly and Thomas A Geng and Firas Madbak and Amanda McNicholas and Forrest B Fernandez},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2016},
  volume={201 1},
  pages={134-40}
}
BACKGROUND In the nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries (BSI), the clinical relevance of age as a risk factor has not been well studied. METHODS Using the 2011 National Trauma Data Bank data set, age was analyzed both as a continuous variable and a categorical variable (group 1 [13-54 y], group 2 [55-74 y], and group 3 [≥75 y]). BSI severity was stratified by abbreviated injury scale (AIS): group 1 (AIS ≤2), group 2 (AIS 3), and group 3 (AIS ≥4). A semiparametric… CONTINUE READING
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