The risk factors and time course of sepsis and organ dysfunction after burn trauma.

@article{Fitzwater2003TheRF,
  title={The risk factors and time course of sepsis and organ dysfunction after burn trauma.},
  author={John Fitzwater and Gary F. Purdue and John Hunt and Grant E O'keefe},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={959-66}
}
BACKGROUND Sepsis and organ dysfunction are common and likely contribute to death after burn trauma. We sought to define relationships between sepsis, severe multiple organ dysfunction (MOD), and death after burn trauma. METHODS Adults with > or = 20% total body surface area burns were prospectively enrolled. Information regarding infection, severity of sepsis, and organ failure was collected daily. Risk factors (e.g., age, burn size, shock) were analyzed for their association with severe MOD… CONTINUE READING

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