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

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).