Pediatric and adult thoracic trauma: age-related impact on presentation and outcome.

@article{Peterson1994PediatricAA,
  title={Pediatric and adult thoracic trauma: age-related impact on presentation and outcome.},
  author={Robert W. Peterson and Joseph J. Tepas and Fred H. Edwards and Niranjan Kissoon and Pam Pieper and E L Ceithaml},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
UNLABELLED To assess the impact of age on presentation and outcome, 2,415 cases involving blunt and penetrating thoracic trauma over an 8-year period were reviewed retrospectively from a single level I trauma center. Of the 2,073 patients alive on arrival, 79 were 12 years of age or less (children), 137 were 13 to 17 years of age (adolescent), 1,742 were 18 to 59 years of age (adults), and 115 were 60 years of age or more (elderly). Chi-square analysis was performed relative to presentation… CONTINUE READING

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