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Examining for possible injuries from seat belt

JAMA Surgery

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Data from trauma centers were analyzed to determine whether patients with abdominal bruising from a seat belt following a motor vehicle crash and negative findings on a computed tomography scan for possible internal injuries can be discharged safely without admission and observation.

Authors: Patrick T. Delaplain, M.D., of the University of California, Irvine, is the corresponding author.

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