Trauma critical care

Larry M. Gentilello, David J. Pierson

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Abstract

The surgical approach to the most injured patients has changed in recent years. Many patients arrive in the intensive care unit with problems that in the past would have been definitively addressed in the operating room, or led to the patient's demise due to continued attempts to complete all surgical procedures, despite deteriorating physiology. As a result, the triad of hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy, along with the frequent complication of abdominal compartment syndrome, are critical factors that require correction in the intensive care unit. Prompt correction is necessary not only to allow expeditious completion of required surgical procedures, but because this triad, unless interrupted, invariably leads to death during resuscitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Volume163
Issue number3 I
StatePublished - 2001

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Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Wounds and Injuries
Intra-Abdominal Hypertension
Operating Rooms
Acidosis
Hypothermia
Resuscitation

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Trauma critical care. / Gentilello, Larry M.; Pierson, David J.

In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 163, No. 3 I, 2001, p. 604-607.

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Gentilello, Larry M. ; Pierson, David J. / Trauma critical care. In: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2001 ; Vol. 163, No. 3 I. pp. 604-607.
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