Scott Bjerke
Indiana University
BluntSurgeryMortality rateEmergency medicineSplenectomySplenic diseaseBlunt traumaIntussusception (medical disorder)Gestational ageSepsisNecrotizing enterocolitisAutopsyCommunity hospitalTrauma careSystem aTreatment outcomeBirth weightMedicineInjury Severity Score
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#1Scott Bjerke (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 2
#2Timothy H. Pohlman (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 30
Last. George H. Rodman (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Background State-legislated trauma systems have been enacted in an attempt to improve trauma care. Blunt splenic injury incidence without a legislated trauma system was examined for changes in care with a hypothesis that a voluntary system may perform equally with a legislated system. Methods Data from a statewide discharge database for the years 1993 to 2002 were examined. Results There were 276,425 trauma admissions overall, with blunt splenic injury occurring in 1.76%. Average Injury...
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#1Jeffrey R. Avansino (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 15
#2Scott Bjerke (IU: Indiana University)H-Index: 2
Last. Robert S. Sawin (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Background/Purpose: Less than 1.3% of all cases of intussusception occur in term neonates. Intussusception in premature neonates (IPN) is exceedingly rare. Its rarity and difficulty to differentiate IPN from common neonatal diseases like necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) often delays its diagnosis. The authors set out to characterize diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of this rare condition. Methods: The authors analyzed 2 new cases of IPN and 33 previously reported cases from the literatu...
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