Pedestrian injuries: the association of alcohol consumption with the type and severity of injuries and outcomes.

@article{Plurad2006PedestrianIT,
  title={Pedestrian injuries: the association of alcohol consumption with the type and severity of injuries and outcomes.},
  author={David S. Plurad and Demetrios Demetriades and Ginger Gruzinski and Christy Preston and Linda Chan and Donald J Gaspard and Daniel S. Margulies and Henry Gill Cryer},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={202 6},
  pages={
          919-27
        }
}
BACKGROUND Literature on the effect of alcohol ingestion on short-term outcomes for trauma patients shows conflicting results. We performed this study to investigate the prevalence of positive alcohol screens and the effect of alcohol level on injury patterns, injury severity, and outcomes in pedestrians and bicyclists involved in a collision with an automobile. STUDY DESIGN The study population included all pedestrians and bicyclists older than 10 years, treated in any of the 13 trauma… CONTINUE READING
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