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Algorithm of Mehall et al for the Management of a Pediatric Patient Who is Hemodynamically Stable After Blunt Hepatic or Splenic Injury

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Mehall et al developed an algorithm for the management of a pediatric patient who is hemodynamically stable after blunt injury to the liver and/or spleen. The premise is that hemodynamic stability is a better predictor of clinical outcome than the injury grade on CT scan. The authors are from the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock.

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