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Criteria of Sharpe et al for a Destructive Colon Injury

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

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Description:

Sharpe et al use the presence or absence of a destructive colon injury as the starting point for patient management. Their initial algorithm (29.15.20) was updated to define criteria based on penetrating versus blunt trauma. The authors are from the University of Tennessee

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