Microscopic Hematuria as a Marker of Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Rats: Description of an Experimental Model


Karamercan M. A. , Sevgili A. M. , KARAMERCAN A. , ATİLLA P., BALKANCI Z. D. , Karamercan G., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.71, no.3, pp.687-693, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ta.0b013e31820932bf
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-693

Abstract

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.