Traumatic diaphragmatic injury in the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank: a new examination of a rare diagnosis.

@article{Fair2015TraumaticDI,
  title={Traumatic diaphragmatic injury in the American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank: a new examination of a rare diagnosis.},
  author={Kelly A Fair and Nicole T Gordon and Ronald R Barbosa and Susan E Rowell and Jennifer M Watters and Martin Schreiber},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={209 5},
  pages={864-8; discussion 868-9}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic diaphragmatic injury (TDI) is a rarely diagnosed injury in trauma. Previous studies have been limited in their evaluation of TDI because of small population size and center bias. Although injuries may be suspected based on penetrating mechanism, blunt injuries may be particularly difficult to detect. The American College of Surgeons National Trauma Data Bank is the largest trauma database in the United States. We hypothesized that we could identify specific injury patterns… CONTINUE READING
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