In a retrospective case series, van der Wilden and coauthors determine the rate, causes, predictors, and consequences of failure of nonoperative management in grade IV and grade V blunt renal injuries.
This nationwide survey study identifies the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and delineates their capacities.
This population-based study evaluates insurance coverage and rehabilitation use among young adult trauma patients since implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the Dependent Coverage Provision and Medicaid expansion/open enrollment.
This cohort study examines whether a blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury alters the risk of venous thromboembolism.
This cohort study compares the incidence of venous thromboembolism after trauma in patients whose enoxaparin dose was adjusted vs not adjusted using anti–factor Xa trough levels.
Joseph et al assessed the usefulness of the Frailty Index as an effective assessment tool in predicting adverse outcomes in geriatric trauma patients. They performed a 2-year cohort study at a level I trauma center at The University of Arizona, prospectively measuring frailty in all geriatric patients. See the Invited Commentary by Robinson and Finlayson.
This study of critically ill trauma patients with chronic liver disease reports that a decrease in Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score within 72 hours of intensive care unit admission is associated with improved mortality.
This study evaluates the injury patterns, surgical indications, and costs of hospital admission for helmeted and unhelmeted riders.
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.