Hypotension does not always make computed tomography scans unfeasible in the management of blunt abdominal trauma patients

Chih Yuan Fu, Shang Ju Yang, Chien Hung Liao, Being Chuan Lin, Shih Ching Kang, Shang Yu Wang, Kuo Ching Yuan, Chun Hsiang Ouyang, Yu Pao Hsu

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Introduction Computed tomography (CT) scans have been used worldwide to evaluate patients with blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). However, CT scans have traditionally been considered to be a part of a secondary survey that can only be performed after the patient's haemodynamics have stabilised. In this study, we attempted to evaluate the role of the CT scan in managing BAT patients with hypotension. Material and methods Patients who fulfilled the criteria for a major torso injury in our institution were treated according to the Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines. The selection of diagnostic modalities for patients with stable and unstable haemodynamics was discussed. Furthermore, patients with hypotension after resuscitation who were administered haemostasis procedures were the focus of our analysis. We also delineated the influence of CT scans on the time interval between arrival and definitive treatment for these patients. Results During the study period, 909 patients were enrolled in this study. Ninety-one patients (10.0%, 91/909) had a systolic blood pressure (SBP) <90 mmHg after resuscitation. Fifty-eight of the patients (63.7%) received CT scans before they received definitive treatment. There was no significant difference in the CT scan application rate between the patients with and without hypotension after resuscitation (63.7% vs. 68.8%, p = 0.382). Among the 79 patients with hypotension after resuscitation who underwent a haemostasis procedure (surgery or angioembolisation), there was no significant difference in the time between arrival and definitive haemostasis between the patients who received CT scans and those who did not (surgery: 57.8 (standard deviation (SD) 6.4) vs. 61.6 (SD 14.5) min, p = 0.218; angioembolisation: [147.0 (SD 33.4) vs. 139.3 (SD 16.7) min, p = 0.093). Conclusion The traditional priority of diagnostic modalities used to manage BAT patients should be reconsidered because of advancements in facilities and understanding of BAT. With shorter scanning times and transportation distances, hypotension does not always make performing a CT scan unfeasible.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)29-34
頁數6
期刊Injury
46
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2015
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Hypotension
Tomography
Wounds and Injuries
Resuscitation
Hemostasis
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care
Hemodynamics
Blood Pressure
Torso
Guidelines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Fu, C. Y., Yang, S. J., Liao, C. H., Lin, B. C., Kang, S. C., Wang, S. Y., ... Hsu, Y. P. (2015). Hypotension does not always make computed tomography scans unfeasible in the management of blunt abdominal trauma patients. Injury, 46(1), 29-34. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2014.08.052

Hypotension does not always make computed tomography scans unfeasible in the management of blunt abdominal trauma patients. / Fu, Chih Yuan; Yang, Shang Ju; Liao, Chien Hung; Lin, Being Chuan; Kang, Shih Ching; Wang, Shang Yu; Yuan, Kuo Ching; Ouyang, Chun Hsiang; Hsu, Yu Pao.

於: Injury, 卷 46, 編號 1, 01.01.2015, p. 29-34.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Fu, Chih Yuan ; Yang, Shang Ju ; Liao, Chien Hung ; Lin, Being Chuan ; Kang, Shih Ching ; Wang, Shang Yu ; Yuan, Kuo Ching ; Ouyang, Chun Hsiang ; Hsu, Yu Pao. / Hypotension does not always make computed tomography scans unfeasible in the management of blunt abdominal trauma patients. 於: Injury. 2015 ; 卷 46, 編號 1. 頁 29-34.
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