A current concept of trauma-induced multiorgan failure.

@article{Lee2001ACC,
  title={A current concept of trauma-induced multiorgan failure.},
  author={Christopher C Lee and Keith A Marill and W. A. Carter and Robert S Crupi},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={170-6}
}
Trauma deaths continue to show a trimodal distribution: immediately at the scene, within the first 24 hours during initial resuscitation, and in the next 3 to 4 weeks as a result of multiple organ failure.(1) Failure to resuscitate adequately in the emergency department can lead to acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy, which can result in multiple organ failure and cause death in these patients. Our current understanding of the initial response to shock and trauma and the development of the… CONTINUE READING

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