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BACKGROUND Injury to the cervical spine (CS) is common after major trauma. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma first published its Practice Management Guidelines for the evaluation of(More)
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP*) is the most common nosocomial infection encountered in the ICU setting. Injured patients are particularly prone to VAP due in part to injuries such as direct(More)
Shock frequently accompanies severe trauma. In addition to acute mortality, shock is a predominant risk factor for multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and shock resuscitation is an obligatory(More)