The impact of body mass index on the development of systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis in patients with polytrauma.

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PURPOSE Obesity is a growing problem in industrial nations. Our aim was to examine how overweight patients coped with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) after polytrauma. METHODS A total of 651 patients were included in this retrospective study, with an ISS ≥ 16 and age ≥ 16 years. The sample was subdivided into three groups: body mass index… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2012.11.015

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