The liver is the most frequently injured abdominal organ. This can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in those with high grade injuries. A shift has occurred in the management of liver trauma in the last 30 years, with a move away from an aggressive surgical approach towards non-operative management. This has coincided with significant improvements in outcomes although there is a gap in the data on exactly how liver injuries are managed in the UK.  Pancreatic trauma is uncommon and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

This means there is a dearth of data on the incidence, presentation, management and complications of pancreatic trauma in the UK.  The Liver and Pancreas Trauma Audit (LiPTA) aims to address this gap. By collecting data on all patients with liver and pancreatic trauma who are admitted to Major Trauma Centres and Units, we aim to understand the care pathways for such patients, as well as any resulting complications.

The findings of this audit will inform us of the current practice in the UK, as well as identify areas for improvement as well as opportunities for further research.

The Twitter handle is @lipta_natric

For more information, the LiPTA leads are Adam Brooks and Alfie Adiamah.

Please get in touch with Lauren Blackburn (Research Manager) for enquires or to get involved in the project.

Lauren can be reached by clicking Here

The data collection period is 1st Jan 2021  - 30th June 2021 but we welcome any late-comers who are able to enter their data from this time period

Many thanks,

The LiPTA team, at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre


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