Rate of intra-abdominal injury after a normal abdominal computed tomographic scan in adults with blunt trauma.

@article{Holmes2012RateOI,
  title={Rate of intra-abdominal injury after a normal abdominal computed tomographic scan in adults with blunt trauma.},
  author={James F Holmes and John P McGahan and David H. Wisner},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={574-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to determine the rate of intra-abdominal injury (IAI) in adults with blunt abdominal trauma after a normal abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan. We hypothesize that the risk of subsequent IAI is so low that hospital admission and observation for possible IAI are unnecessary. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of adults (>18 years) with blunt trauma who underwent abdominal CT scanning in the emergency department. Computed… CONTINUE READING

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