Gender-related outcomes in trauma.

  title={Gender-related outcomes in trauma.},
  author={Gamal Ae Mostafa and Toan T. Huynh and Ronald F Sing and William S. Miles and Harry James Norton and Michael H Thomason},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={430-4; discussion 434-5}
BACKGROUND Recent data suggest that sex hormones may play a role in regulating posttraumatic immunosuppression, leading to gender-based differences in outcome after injuries. This study examined gender-related outcomes in trauma patients. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of trauma registry data from our Level I trauma center over a 4-year period. Patients > 15 years of age, with Injury Severity Scores > 15, who survived and received mechanical ventilation for > 48 hours were… CONTINUE READING


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