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Long-term Outcomes After Blunt Injury to the Boney Thorax: An Integrative Literature Review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23459434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Management of blunt injury to the boney thorax centers on the hospital; yet, these injuries continue to impact patients long after hospitalization. The purpose of this literature review was to identify long-term outcomes associated with this injury. A literature search found 616 studies and, after screening, yielded 6 articles for review. Patient and injury characteristics and postinjury assessment findings were explored. The impact of this injury can be prolonged and life altering, prompting the need for further investigation. A greater understanding of injury-specific posthospitalization outcomes could elucidate the impact of these injuries on patients, families, and society.
Authors:
Julia N Senn-Reeves; Beth A Staffileno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1078-7496     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma Nurs     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512997     Medline TA:  J Trauma Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-64     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Mr Senn-Reeves) and Rush University Medical Center, College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois (Mr Senn-Reeves and Dr Staffileno).
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