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2022 Nov 15

J Trauma Acute Care Surg

Non-Surgical Management and Analgesia Strategies for Older Adults with Multiple Rib Fractures: a Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Practice Management Guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.


Mukherjee K, Schubl SD, Tominaga G, Cantrell S, Kim B, Haines KL, Kaups KL, Barraco R, Staudenmayer K, Knowlton LM, Shiroff AM, Bauman ZM, Brooks SE, Kaafarani H, Crandall M, Nirula R, Agarwal SK, Como JJ, Haut ER, Kasotakis G
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Nov 15.
PMID: 36730672.


Chest wall injury in older adults is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Optimal nonsurgical management strategies for these patients have not been fully defined regarding level of care, incentive spirometry, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation, and the use of ketamine, epidural and other locoregional approaches to analgesia.