Changes in severe accidental tetanus mortality in the ICU during two decades in Brazil

  title={Changes in severe accidental tetanus mortality in the ICU during two decades in Brazil},
  author={Janete Salles Brauner and R. S. R. Vieira and Thomas P Bleck},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
AbstractIntroduction. Tetanus is still a significant health hazard in developing countries, with high associated mortality. Objective. Describe the management of patients with severe tetanus in intensive care units (ICUs), in two different periods. Setting. ICUs of two general hospitals. Design. Concurrent cohort study. Methods. Follow-up of all patients hospitalized with the diagnosis of severe tetanus in the ICUs from October 1981 to March 2001. We collected data prospectively, regarding… 

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