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Penetrating abdominal injuries: management controversies

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, April 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Title
Penetrating abdominal injuries: management controversies
Published in
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, April 2009
DOI 10.1186/1757-7241-17-19
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Authors

Muhammad U Butt, Nikolaos Zacharias, George C Velmahos

Abstract

Penetrating abdominal injuries have been traditionally managed by routine laparotomy. New understanding of trajectories, potential for organ injury, and correlation with advanced radiographic imaging has allowed a shift towards non-operative management of appropriate cases. Although a selective approach has been established for stab wounds, the management of abdominal gunshot wounds remains a matter of controversy. In this chapter we describe the rationale and methodology of selecting patients for non-operative management. We also discuss additional controversial issues, as related to antibiotic prophylaxis, management of asymptomatic thoracoabdominal injuries, and the use of colostomy vs. primary repair for colon injuries.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
Unknown 98 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 23 23%
Student > Bachelor 12 12%
Student > Master 11 11%
Other 10 10%
Researcher 8 8%
Other 23 23%
Unknown 13 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 76 76%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Arts and Humanities 1 1%
Chemistry 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 16 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2019.
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#1,301,749
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Outputs from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
#118
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#10,043
of 125,741 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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