The impact of obesity on the outcomes of 1,153 critically injured blunt trauma patients.

@article{Brown2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of obesity on the outcomes of 1,153 critically injured blunt trauma patients.},
  author={Carlos V. R. Brown and Angela L Neville and Peter Rhee and Ali Salim and George C. Velmahos and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={1048-51; discussion 1051}
}
BACKGROUND Several small series have had mixed conclusions regarding the impact of obesity on outcomes of trauma patients. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a large cohort of critically injured patients to better understand the influence of obesity on the outcomes of patients after severe blunt trauma. METHODS Retrospective review using the trauma registry and intensive care unit (ICU) database of all blunt trauma patients admitted to the ICU at our urban, Level I trauma center… CONTINUE READING
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