Watts, J. (2018). Pediatric Injuries Treated at a Level 1 Trauma Center After an F5 Tornado. (Abstract only.) Pediatric Emergency Care. 34(11):783-786.
The authors retrospectively reviewed records on 10 pediatric patients in the trauma registry following the 2011 F5 tornado in Joplin, MO to characterize their injuries. They found that traumatic brain injury was the most common diagnosis followed by orthopedic and maxillofacial injuries. Seven patients required surgical procedures in the operating room, and 8 patients were intubated and in the pediatric intensive care unit.