Successful selective nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds despite low penetrating trauma volumes.

@article{Fikry2011SuccessfulSN,
  title={Successful selective nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds despite low penetrating trauma volumes.},
  author={Karim Fikry and George C. Velmahos and Athanasios Bramos and Sumbal A. Janjua and Marc Anthony de Moya and David R. King and Hasan B Alam},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={146 5},
  pages={528-32}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether selective nonoperative management of abdominal gunshot wounds (AGSW) is safe in trauma centers with a low volume of penetrating trauma. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic level 1 trauma center with approximately 10% penetrating trauma. PATIENTS All patients with anterior and posterior AGSW (January 1, 1999, through December 31, 2009), excluding tangential injuries, transfers, and deaths in the emergency department. Patients with hemodynamic… CONTINUE READING