Presentations and outcomes in patients with traumatic diaphragmatic injury: a 15-year experience.

@article{Zarour2013PresentationsAO,
  title={Presentations and outcomes in patients with traumatic diaphragmatic injury: a 15-year experience.},
  author={Ahmad M Zarour and Ayman El-Menyar and Hassan Al-Thani and Thomas M. Scalea and William C. Chiu},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={1392-8; quiz 1611}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic diaphragmatic injury (TDI) is usually associated with multiple injuries. We aimed to evaluate the patterns, associated injuries, and predictors of in-hospital mortality of patients with TDI. METHODS The trauma registry from a Primary Adult Resource Center for Trauma was queried for patients admitted with a TDI from January 1995 to December 2009. Patient characteristics, mechanism of injury, associated injuries, management, and outcomes were analyzed. We compared morbidity… CONTINUE READING
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