blunt trauma

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Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs/RTAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants

blunt trauma

Molecular Any injury sustained from blunt force, which may be related to MVAs, or mishaps, falls or jumps, blows or crush injuries from animals, blunt objects or unarmed assailants. Cf Penetrating trauma.

blunt trauma

A wound in which the surface of the skin remains intact, caused by impact or collision with a blunt object, e.g., an automobile fender.
Synonym: nonpenetrating wound
See also: trauma
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In our study we found that patients with kidney injuries due to blunt abdominal trauma were mostly treated with nonoperative management.
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in blunt abdominal trauma. Br J Radiol 2016;89:20150823.
Diagnostic accuracy of emergency-performed focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) in blunt abdominal trauma. Electron Physician 2016; 8: 2950-2953.
Duodenal transaction without pancreatic injury following blunt abdominal trauma. J Surg Tech Case Rep 2014;6(2):67-9.
Results: A total of 317 patients with blunt abdominal trauma underwent emergency US with FAST technique.
The intensive care phyisican will always have access to this tool and it will be instrumental in monitoring the state of the trauma patient (blunt abdominal trauma that becomes unstable, or occult pneumothorax that turns into tension pneumothorax with mechanical ventilation) or that of a patient who has just come from surgery.
Objective: Despite the advantages of ultrasound scan, its use as a screening tool in blunt abdominal trauma is controversial.
Ultrasound based key clinical pathway reduces the use of hospital resources for the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. J Trauma.
Liver is the most commonly injured organ in blunt abdominal trauma and the second most commonly in- jured organ in penetrating abdominal trauma.
Blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is injury to intraabdominal or retroperitoneal viscera as a result of a nonpenetrating force.
(1) Isolated appendiceal traumatic injuries, especially in the context of a blunt abdominal trauma, are strikingly rare and many cases remain unreported due to concurrence with other intra-abdominal injuries.
Noninvasive evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma: prospective study using diagnostic algorithms to minimize nontherapeutic laparotomy.