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Practice Management Guidelines for the Evaluation of Blunt Abdominal Trauma: The EAST Practice Management Guidelines Work Group

Hoff, William S. MD; Holevar, Michelle MD; Nagy, Kimberly K. MD; Patterson, Lisa MD; Young, Jeffrey S. MD; Arrillaga, Abenamar MD; Najarian, Michael P. DO; Valenziano, Carl P. MD

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: September 2002 - Volume 53 - Issue 3 - p 602-615
Clinical Management Update

From Brandywine Hospital (W.S.H.), Coatesville, and Lehigh Valley Hospital (M.P.N.), Allentown, Pennsylvania, Mount Sinai Hospital (M.H.) and Cook County Hospital and Rush University (K.K.N.), Chicago, Illinois, Wright State University (L.P.), Dayton, Ohio, University of Virginia Health System (J.S.Y.), Charlottesville, Virginia, Greenville Memorial Hospital (A.A.), Greenville, South Carolina, and Morristown Memorial Hospital (C.P.V.), Morristown, New Jersey.

Submitted for publication March 13, 2000.

Accepted for publication May 21, 2002.

Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, January 10–18, 1999, Orlando, Florida.

Address for reprints: William S. Hoff, MD, FACS, St. Luke’s Hospital, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. E-mail:

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.