Abbreviated Injury Scale and Management of Abdominal Organ Injuries in Trauma PatientsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2018-12-05
Authors : Rahul Singh; S S Rathore; Vijay Verma; Amit Sharma;
Page : 1487-1489
Keywords : Abbreviated Injury Scale; polytrauma; abdomen; RTA;
Aim of this study was to study the clinical importance of Abbreviated Injury Scale in the management of abdominal organ injuries in trauma patients. This study was conducted in department of general surgery, Dr. S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan between duration of 1 year (2017-2018). Study included 78 patients. In this study RTA was the most common mode of injury. The solid organ injuries were more commonly involved than hollow viscus injuries. In our study, chest injuries were the most common observed concomitant extraabdominal injuries followed by the extremities, head and spine injuries. In this study, maximum number of patients were with AIS score of 2, second highest being with AIS score 3. Maximum average duration of hospital stay was seen with AIS score of 5 and with score 4. Above results indicates that AIS score for any organ injury have a significant impact on the clinical presentation, management and outcome of any injury. Further studies are required prove either these results are significant or merely coincidental.
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