JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.71, no.3, pp.687-693, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Blunt abdominal trauma, Microscopic hematuria, Rat model, INJURY, MANAGEMENT, CARE
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background: Microscopic hematuria is an extremely important sign in blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) patients. Controversies still exist in the literature on whether microscopic hematuria is a sign of intra-abdominal extrarenal organ injury and is an indication for radiographic assessment of BAT patients. In this study, a new BAT rat model was developed, and we tried to determine the relationships between microscopic hematuria and extrarenal intra-abdominal organ injury.