• Contemporary Management of Rectal Injuries at Level I Trauma Centers: The Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Study (February 2018)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Trauma Systems
    Carlos V.R. Brown, MD, Pedro G. Teixeira, MD, Elisa Furay, MD, John P. Sharpe, MD, Tashinga Musonza, MD, John Holcomb, MD, Eric Bui, MD, Brandon Bruns, MD, H. Andrew Hopper, MD, Michael S. Truitt, MD, Clay C. Burlew, MD, Morgan Schellenberg, MD, Jack Sava, MD, John VanHorn, PA-C, Brian Eastridge, MD, Alicia M. Cross, MD, Richard Vasak, MD, Gary Vercruysse, MD, Eleanor E. Curtis, MD, James Haan, MD, Raul Coimbra, MD, Phillip Bohan, MD, Stephen Gale, MD, Peter G. Bendix, MD, and the AAST Contemporary Management of Rectal Injuries Study Group
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    Through a multicenter trial of patients with traumatic rectal injuries, this article intends to use a large enough sample size to draw meaningful conclusions regarding the management of these uncommon and challenging injuries.

    Impact Statement:

    Traumatic rectal injuries are uncommon and their management has been clouded by surgical dogma dating back to military conflicts including World War II and and the Vietnam War. The classic teachings of diversion, presacral drain, and distal rectal washout have persisted in modern practice despite the lack of existing evidence to support their use in patients with traumatic rectal injury.

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    AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    The American College of Surgeons designates this journal-based activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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