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Abdominal trauma

Graciela Bauzá and Andrew B. Peitzman.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; General Surgery. 5323 words.

The patient with abdominal injury represents a multitude of challenges to the intensivist. Understanding injury patterns increasesthe likelihood of timely diagnosis and treatment of...

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Acute kidney injury

Greta L. Piper and Lewis J. Kaplan.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Nephrology. 5426 words.

AKI is increasingly common and continues to be associated with significantmorbidity and mortality. Although the understanding of certain etiologies andmechanisms has improved, the general...

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Airway management in the intensive care unit

Lillian L. Emlet.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Anaesthetics. 3605 words.

Airway management in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) requires a systematic, comprehensive approach to manage the anticipated and unanticipated difficulties that arise from critical illness...

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Burn care

Jennifer Ziembicki.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 3056 words.

Severe burn injury evokes a significant inflammatory response in the patient proportionalto the size of the cutaneous injury. Early mortality may be attributedto inability to control the...

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Critical care and trauma in pregnancy

Joshua Brown and Gary T. Marshall.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Obstetrics. 2339 words.

Intensive care unit (ICU) admission is required in < 1% of pregnant women;however, maternal and fetal mortality can increase several-fold in critically-illpregnant patients. Trauma is one...

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Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems

Deepika Mohan.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 2541 words.

The modern trauma intensive care unit (ICU) reflects the confluence of twotrends: the development of inclusive trauma systems and the rise of subspecialtyintensive care units. This chapter...

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Emergency management of the traumatized cervical spine

Jens R. Chapman and Richard J. Bransford.

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

August 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Critical Care. 5310 words.

Unconscious patients should have CT scan of neck

Emergency MRI if possible in spinal cord injury

A...

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Endocrinology in the critically injured patient

Nimitt Patel and Jason Sperry.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 2989 words.

Although significant advances in the care of the injured patient have occurredover the last decade, those who survive their initial injury continue to be plaguedwith the development of...

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Geriatric trauma critical care

Gary T. Marshall.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Geriatric Medicine. 2598 words.

The declines in motor and cognitive functionassociated with aging have combined to create an ever enlarging group of geriatricpatients experiencing trauma. As such, the ICU population is...

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Hypothermia and trauma

Samuel A. Tisherman.

in Trauma Intensive Care

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 2473 words.

Spontaneous, uncontrolled hypothermia occurs in up to half of the victims ofmajor trauma. Trauma patients are unable to maintain normal temperaturehomeostasis because of the effects of...

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