Trends in nonoperative management of traumatic injuries: a synopsis

Stawicki, S. Peter (2007) Trends in nonoperative management of traumatic injuries: a synopsis. OPUS 12 Scientist, 1 (1). pp. 19-35. ISSN 1940-8633

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Abstract

Nonoperative management of both blunt and penetrating injuries can be challenging. Over the past two decades, there has been a major shift from operative to selective nonoperative management of traumatic injuries. The increased utilization of nonoperative, or 'conservative', surgical management of abdominal solid organ injuries is facilitated by the various sophisticated and highly accurate noninvasive imaging tools at the trauma surgeon's disposal. This review discusses selected topics in nonoperative management of both blunt and penetrating trauma. Potential complications and pitfalls of nonoperative management are discussed. Adjunctive interventional therapies used in treatment of nonoperative management-related complications are also discussed.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nonoperative management, Traumatic injury, Interventional radiology, Clinical observation, Trauma imaging, Solid organ injury, Abdominal injury
Subjects:Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Neck Injuries
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Shock, Traumatic
-Journal Repositories > OPUS 12 Scientist
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Retropneumoperitoneum
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Rupture
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Wounds, Penetrating
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Abdominal Injuries
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Wounds, Nonpenetrating
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Multiple Trauma
ID Code:2578
Deposited By:Dr S. Peter Stawicki
Deposited On:18 February 2008

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