Matthew Clifton

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Differential trauma approaches in the child vs. adult

PEDIATRIC TRAUMA: Children are not little adults 1. Description of the problem Pediatric trauma overview Trauma is the most common cause of death in the pediatric population. The epidemiology of pediatric trauma differs from adults in that there is a higher proportion of head injury. The infant’s and child’s head is disproportionately larger than their…

Pediatric Abdominal and Thoracic Trauma

Pediatric Abdominal and Thoracic Trauma Synonyms Continue Reading Blunt abdominal trauma, penetrating abdominal trauma, blunt chest trauma, penetrating chest trauma, stab wound to abdomen/chest, liver laceration, spleen laceration, pulmonary contusion Related Conditions Hypotension, hypothermia, hemodynamic instability, tachycardia, anuria, oliguria, hypoxia, hypercapnea, hemorrhage 1. Description of the problem Trauma to the chest and abdomen can be…

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