The association between operative repair of bladder injury and improved survival: results from the National Trauma Data Bank.

@article{Deibert2011TheAB,
  title={The association between operative repair of bladder injury and improved survival: results from the National Trauma Data Bank.},
  author={Christopher M. Deibert and Benjamin A. Spencer},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={186 1},
  pages={151-5}
}
PURPOSE The bladder is the most commonly injured genitourinary organ from blunt pelvic trauma. In this study we describe traumatic bladder injuries in the United States, their management and association with mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS We queried the 2002 to 2006 National Trauma Data Bank for all subjects with bladder injury. Demographics, mechanism of injury, coexisting injuries, type of bladder injury, and operative interventions for bladder and other abdominal trauma are described… CONTINUE READING
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