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Tertiary survey in peds trauma

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
S V S Soundappan, Andrew J A Holland, Daniel T Cass
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on the incidence of delayed diagnosis of injuries in children. We sought to investigate the role of an extended tertiary survey in pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: All children that were admitted to The Children's Hospital at Westmead with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) >/= 9 were included in the study. The trauma fellow performed the tertiary survey the day after admission. This was repeated after extubation in ventilated patients and in head injury patients when they were more mobile and cooperative...
July 2004: Journal of Trauma
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