alexa Blunt thoracic trauma: flail chest, pulmonary contusion, and blast injury.
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Journal of Trauma & Treatment

Author(s): Wanek S, Mayberry JC

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Abstract Blunt thoracic trauma can result in significant morbidity in injured patients. Both chest wall and the intrathoracic visceral injuries can lead to life-threatening complications if not anticipated and treated. Pain control, aggressive pulmonary toilet, and mechanical ventilation when necessary are the mainstays of supportive treatment. The elderly with blunt chest trauma are especially at risk for pulmonary deterioration in the several days postinjury and should be monitored carefully regardless of their initial presentation. Blunt thoracic trauma is also a marker for associated injuries, including severe head and abdominal injuries.
This article was published in Crit Care Clin and referenced in Journal of Trauma & Treatment

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