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World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 308–309 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor: Reply

  • Anu Ramachandran
  • Anju Ranjit
  • Cheryl Zogg
  • Juan Herrera Escobar
  • Jessica Appleton
  • Luis Fernando Pino
  • Michel Aboutanos
  • Adil Haider
  • Carlos Ordoñez
Reply, Letter to the Editor
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Thanks to the World Journal of Surgery and Dr. Garcia-Perdomo for the opportunity to further discuss the manuscript entitled “Comparison of Epidemiology of the Injuries and Outcomes in Two First-Level Trauma Centers in Colombia Using the Pan-American Trauma Registry System.” A point-by-point response to Dr. Garcia-Perdomo concerns, including insight from multiple authors, is below.

First is the clarity of the research question and study aims. As defined in the study abstract, the main objective of this study was: “…to compare the epidemiology of traumatic injuries and mortality outcomes between two tertiary-care trauma centers in Colombia using data from Pan-American Trauma Registry (PATR).” This study is not intended to describe the epidemiology of traumatic injuries of Colombia or to generalize its findings as stated in the study limitations: “The findings seen here may not be generalizable to other regions of Colombia or Latin America.” Our study circumscribes to the description and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  3. 3.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  4. 4.Department of Surgery from Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Hospital Universitario del ValleUniversidad del ValleCaliColombia
  5. 5.Department of Acute Care SurgeryVirginia Commonwealth University Medical CenterRichmondUSA
  6. 6.Critical Care and SurgeryFundacion Valle del LiliCaliColombia
  7. 7.Surgery and TraumaUniversidad del ValleCaliColombia

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