J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 07;85(1):78-84
From the Wake Forest Baptist Health (A.N.), Winston-Salem, North Carolina; University of Chicago (P.P.), Chicago, Illinois; University of Southern California (K.I., A.E.), Los Angeles, California; Temple University (Z.M., S.Y.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; University of California Los Angeles (D.Y.K., J.M.), Los Angeles, California; University of Maryland (W.C.C., B.D.), Baltimore, Maryland; Cooper University Health Care (J.P.H.), Camden, New Jersey; Loma Linda University (K.M., X.L.-O.), Loma Linda, California; Hennepin County Medical Center (R.M.N., A.P.M.), Minneapolis, Minnesota; Emory University (B.C.M., C.A.F.), Atlanta, Georgia; University of Alabama at Birmingham (P.L.B.), Birmingham, Alabama; Stony Brook University (R.S.J.), Stony Brook, New York; Oregon Health & Science University (S.E.R.), Portland, Oregon; University of Tennessee Health Science Center (L.J.M.), Memphis, Tennessee; Reading Hospital (A.W.O.), Reading, Pennsylvania; Boston Medical Center (T.S.B.), Boston, Massachusetts; Southside Hospital (M.D.G.), Bay Shore, New York; and University of Pennsylvania (M.J.S.), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Background: Occupational exposure is an important consideration during emergency department thoracotomy (EDT). While human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis prevalence in trauma patients (0-16.8%) and occupational exposure rates during operative trauma procedures (1. Read More