Earlier this month, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released preliminary statistics about transportation-related deaths in the United States during 2013. Overall, the news was better than the prior year. Transportation-related fatalities decreased by about three percent and fewer marine, aviation, highway and pipeline related transportation deaths occurred.
Once you have been diagnosed with a ruptured spleen, your medical team will likely go right into action. Prompt treatment is necessary to prevent significant and potentially fatal internal bleeding. For some patients, treatment will include emergency surgery while for other patients it may include close monitoring in the hospital to determine if the bleeding will stop on its own.