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V43N4: Trauma, Part I

Recommended Reading

Black SR, Sathy AK, Jo C, Wiley MR, Minei JP, Starr AJ. Improved Survival After Pelvic Fracture: 13-Year Experience at a Single Trauma Center Using a Multidisciplinary Institutional Protocol. J Orthop Trauma. 2016;30(1):22-28.

    This article confirms the value of a protocol-driven approach for management of pelvic fractures.

Claridge JA, Leukhardt WH, Golob JF, McCoy AM, Malangoni MA. Moving beyond traditional measurement of mortality after injury: evaluation of risks for late death. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;210(5):788-794, 794-786.

    Claridge and coauthors present data on accurate measurement of mortality after injury.

Costantini TW, Coimbra R, Holcomb JB, et al. Pelvic fracture pattern predicts the need for hemorrhage control intervention -- results of a AAST multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;82(6):1030-1038.

    A valuable multi-institutional study provides guidance for clinicians on predicting the need for hemorrhage control interventions in patients with pelvic fractures.

Eastman AL, Fabbri W, Brinsfield K, Jacobs L. Improving national preparedness for intentional mass casualty events: A seamless system of evidence-based care. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S77-S80.

    This important article offers a proposed pathway for developing a national response to intentional mass shootings.

Maxson T, Mabry CD, Sutherland MJ, et al. Does the Institution of a Statewide Trauma System Reduce Preventable Mortality and Yield a Positive Return on Investment for Taxpayers? J Am Coll Surg. 2017;224(4):489-499.

    Maxson and coauthors provide data confirming the value of regional trauma systems.

Rasmussen TE, Kellermann AL. Wartime Lessons - Shaping a National Trauma Action Plan. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(17):1612-1615.

    This article offers important advice for integrating lessons learned in combat for improvement of civilian trauma response.

Sise RG, Calvo RY, Spain DA, Weiser TG, Staudenmayer KL. The epidemiology of trauma-related mortality in the United States from 2002 to 2010. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(4):913-919; discussion 920.

    Sise and coauthors provide valuable evidence regarding mortality from injury.

Tepas JJ, 3rd, Pracht EE, Orban BL, Flint LM. High-volume trauma centers have better outcomes treating traumatic brain injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(1):143-148.

    This article provides convincing data relating trauma center volume to outcomes for traumatic brain injury.

Tran TL, Brasel KJ, Karmy-Jones R, et al. Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma: Management of pelvic fracture with hemodynamic instability-2016 updates. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;81(6):1171-1174.

    This article presents a proposed pathway form management of pelvic fracture bleeding.