This cross-sectional study evaluates the ability of the Glasgow Coma Scale and Simplified Motor Scores to identify patients with severe TBI from mass casualty explosions who require neurosurgical intervention.
This nationwide survey study identifies the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and delineates their capacities.
This study compares the availability of trauma care resources in Ghana in 2004 vs 2014.
This data analysis of US military casualties in Afghanistan reports that a 2009 mandate from the Secretary of Defense resulted in 75.2% of missions achieving transport from combat injury to treatment facility in 60 minutes or less.
Catchpole and coauthors use human factors engineering to redesign the trauma process.
Orloff evaluates the findings of 2 randomized clinical trials that compared the use of (1) emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS) and emergency endoscopic sclerotherapy and (2) EPCS and transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunt in patients with bleeding esophageal varices.
This review describes new technologies and treatment options that will continue to advance the treatment of rectal cancer by a multidisciplinary team.
This study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This population-based, longitudinal cohort study of patients undergoing bariatric surgery reported an increased risk of self-harm emergencies after bariatric surgery.
This study reports on the morbidity and mortality rates among patients who undergo an elective or emergency paraesophageal hernia repair.
This randomized clinical trial reports that erythromycin administration increases gastric emptying among patients undergoing emergency surgery under general anesthesia.
Using the 2009 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, Delgado et al determine factors associated with the decision to admit rather than transfer severely injured patients who are initially seen at non–trauma center EDs and ascertain whether insured patients are more likely to be admitted than transferred. See the Invited Commentary by Mabry.
This review summarizes advances on the use of molecular testing to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of thyroid cancer.