Article Abstract

Pediatric solid organ injury management: the role of initial hematocrit in lean times

Authors: Marianne Miller, Christine Perlick

Abstract

Injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults from ages 1–24 (1). Blunt trauma accounts for over 90% of traumatic mechanisms of injury in children. with blunt abdominal trauma accounting for approximately 10–15% of all blunt mechanisms (2-4).