This review of patients treated for blunt cerebrovascular injury evaluates outcomes and clinical significance of indeterminate blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
Hwabejire et al determine the clinical outcomes and predictors of in-hospital and 1-year mortality among nonagenarian and centenarian trauma patients admitted to a level I academic trauma center between 2006 and 2010.The main outcomes were length of hospital stay, in-hospital mortality, and cumulative mortalities at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after discharge.
Salottolo et al investigate the effect of age on the association between the Glasgow Coma Scale score and anatomic severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI). See the invited commentary by Yeh.
This case series discusses the inpatient resources, including imaging, nursing overtime, and blood bank needs, that were used to treat 63 individuals injured in the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash.
In a review of the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (2002-2011) of US forward combat hospitals, Langan et al analyze the evolution of injury patterns, early care, and resuscitation among patients who subsequently died in the hospital, before and after implementation of damage control resuscitation policies. See Invited Commentary by Holcomb.
Rodriguez et al validate the derived decision instrument (NEXUS Chest) for identification of blunt trauma patients with very low risk of thoracic injury seen on chest imaging hypothesizing that NEXUS Chest would have high sensitivity (>98%) for the prediction of and clinical significance for thoracic injury seen on chest imaging.