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Author Digiacomo, J. Christopher ♦ Bonadies, John A. ♦ Cole, Frederic J. ♦ Diebel, Lawrence ♦ Hoff, William S. ♦ Holevar, Michele ♦ Malcynski, John ♦ Scalea, Thomas
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract The problem of pelvic hemorrhage in the face of pelvic fracture after trauma is a broad and difficult topic to address directly. There is a myriad of variations which precludes a direct assessment of the clinical situation. For this reason, the topic was focused on three core questions. 1. Which patients warrant early external stabilization? 2. Which patients warrant pelvic angiography and possible embolization? 3. Which patients warrant urgent or emergent laparotomy? II. Process Identification of References A computerized search of the world's literature was undertaken using Medline extending back to 1970 using the key words "pelvic fracture". The 459 citations were identified. The abstract for each was reviewed, and all papers having possible applicability to the guideline topic were retrieved and reviewed. General reviews, letters to the Editor, single case reports, and retrospective reviews of poor quality were excluded. This left 35 manuscripts which were felt to have sufficient merit to form the basis for the guidelines. These manuscripts were then specifically reviewed and categorized as Class I, II, or III references. III.
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