J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 01;90(1):87-96
From the Department of Surgery (K.M.S., R.O.), Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Department of Surgery (M. Cripps, K.K., L.T.), University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, Dallas, TX; Department of Surgery (H.M.K., M.E.), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Department of Surgery (R.P., M. Crandall, J.M.), College of Medicine - Jacksonville, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL; Department of Surgery (T.J.S., J.R.), UC Health, Colorado Springs, CO; Department of Surgery (D.C.C., L.M.C.), Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI; Department of Surgery (T.M.E.), School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; and Department of Surgery (R.S., B.Z.), Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ.
Background: The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) patient assessment committee has created grading systems for emergency general surgery diseases to assist with clinical decision making and risk adjustment during research. Single-institution studies have validated the cholecystitis grading system as associated with patient outcomes. Our aim was to validate the grading system in a multi-institutional fashion and compare it with the Parkland grade and Tokyo Guidelines for acute cholecystitis. Read More