Pelvic fractures: epidemiology and predictors of associated abdominal injuries and outcomes.

@article{Demetriades2002PelvicFE,
  title={Pelvic fractures: epidemiology and predictors of associated abdominal injuries and outcomes.},
  author={Demetrios Demetriades and Marios Karaiskakis and Konstantinos G. Toutouzas and Kathleen Alo and George C. Velmahos and Linda S. Chan},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2002},
  volume={195 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
BACKGROUND Pelvic fractures are often associated with major intraabdominal injuries or severe bleeding from the fracture site. OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology of pelvic fractures and identify important risk factors for associated abdominal injuries, bleeding, need for angiographic embolization, and death. METHODS Trauma registry study on pelvic… CONTINUE READING