Benjamin Whittam, Boaz Karmazyn, Mark Cain

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Trauma-related injuries are the leading cause of death in children older than 1 year old. Injuries are responsible for approximately 20,000 deaths in children a year in the United States [1]. Pediatric trauma is twofold as prevalent in boys than girls across all ages [2]. Pediatric injuries typically occur from falls and bicycle and motor vehicle accidents. These types of injuries typically result in a blunt trauma, which account for 80-90 % of all pediatric traumas. Incidence of penetrating trauma secondary to assault increases in teenage boys [2].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adolescent Urologic Imaging
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781461486541
ISBN (Print)146148653X, 9781461486534
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Whittam, B., Karmazyn, B., & Cain, M. (2013). Trauma. In Pediatric and Adolescent Urologic Imaging (Vol. 9781461486541, pp. 429-447). Springer New York.