0
ARTICLE |

Changes in Red Cell Mass After Pelvic Fracture

HOWARD ZEIDMAN, MD; JAMES B. WRAY, MD
Arch Surg. 1964;89(4):596-601. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1964.01320040012003.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Introduction  Those concerned with fracture management have frequently implied that closed and uncomplicated fractures may be associated with large losses of blood. A review of the literature, however, has failed to uncover experimental evidence to substantiate this opinion. Accordingly, a series of studies has been carried out in an effort to determine the effects of varying types of fracture upon the circulating red cell mass of the splenectomized dog.The initial study of the experimental program was performed with a series of dogs that were subjected to closed fractures of one or more long bones. Contrary to expectations, such injuries were followed by minimal blood loss at the fracture site and by an increase in the circulating red cell mass as measured with radiochromate.1The present investigation is concerned with the effect of pelvic fracture upon the circulating red cell mass. Fractures of the pelvis have been produced in

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();