Date of Award

12-1-2007

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Biostatistics

Department

School of Public Health

Abstract

Sanghvi, Chirag. Review of Blunt Pancreatic Trauma and Its Outcome. Master of Public Health (Biostatistics), December 2007, 37 pp., 4 tables, bibliography, 42 titles. Blunt pancreatic trauma (BPT) is an uncommon injury involving 1%-2% of blunt abdominal traumas but it can be associated with a high complication rate. Various studies have shown complication rate to range from 30%-64% following blunt pancreatic injury. With Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval a retrospective chart review study was performed for last 12 years. Chart review failed to support the hospital assigned diagnosis of BPT in 3 patients, leaving 37 cases for analysis. BPT had an overall mortality rate of 22%. In the patients surviving the injury, early surgical intervention (≤12 hours) had a complication rate of 31% versus 57% for delayed surgical intervention (>12 hours). BPT has a high mortality rate but is usually secondary to other organs involved in the injury. Delayed surgical intervention has a higher complication rate compared to early intervention.

Comments

Sanghvi, Chirag. Review of Blunt Pancreatic Trauma and Its Outcome. Master of Public Health (Biostatistics), December 2007, 37 pp., 4 tables, bibliography, 42 titles. W 4.5 S225R 2007

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