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Models of Nichols et al for Risk of Infection After Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

Purpose:

To estimate the risk of infection after penetrating abdominal trauma using the models of Nichols et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Orthopedic Surgery
General Surgery
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

S30, S31, S35, S36

Description:

Nichols et al used 2 models in 1984 to predict the risk of infection after penetrating abdominal trauma. Patients at high risk for infection may benefit from more aggressive antimicrobial therapy. The study was done at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of California in San Francisco.

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