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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fracturas costales

THE SHORT COAT
"The Gist: Rib fractures are common and may be associated with significant thoracic injury and pulmonary splinting. While rib fractures, even in elderly, don't necessitate transfer to Level I trauma centers, have a low threshold for ICU admission for aggressive pulmonary treatment and analgesia, especially in those with multiple injuries, older patients, those with more than 3 rib fractures, or patients with poor baseline health status (note: based on analyses of largely observational studies). 
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http://shortcoatsinem.blogspot.com.es/2013/12/the-breaking-point-rib-fractures-risk.html