• The Evolution of Care Improves Outcome in Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury: A Western Trauma Association Multicenter Study (December 2017)

    Steven R. Shackford, MD Casey E Dunne, MPH Riyad Karmy-Jones, MD William Long, III, MD Desarom Teso, MD Martin A Schreiber, MD Justin Watson, MD Cheri Watson, BS Robert C McIntyre, Jr., MD Lisa Ferrigno, MD Mark L Shapiro, MD Kevin Southerland, MD Julie A Dunn, MD Paul Reckard, MD Thomas M Scalea, MD Megan Brenner, MD William A Teeter, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The objective of this work was to compare outcomes of TEVAR, open repair and nonoperative management.

    Impact Statement:

    The mortality of patients with blunt thoracic aortic injury admitted to hospital has declined in recent years. The decline in mortality rate has been attributed to the more frequent use of endovascular repair (TEVAR) compared to open repair, but previous work has lacked vigorous risk adjustment.

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