Impact of blunt pulmonary contusion in polytrauma patients with rib fractures

Claire Miller, Allan Stolarski, Ashar Ata, Ashley Pfaff, Pallavi Nadendla, Kimberly Owens, Lauren Evans, Daniel Bonville, Carl Rosati, Steven C. Stain, Marcel Tafen

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Abstract

Blunt pulmonary contusion (BPC) significantly impacts morbidity and mortality. We investigated the effect of BPC in polytrauma patients with rib fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume218
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Blunt chest trauma
  • Polytrauma
  • Pulmonary contusion
  • Rib fractures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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