• Michael S. Rosenblatt


Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for individuals from ages 1 to 34 years and remains the second or third leading cause of death to age 54 (1). One in four U.S. residents is injured each year, and 1 in 100 of these patients requires hospitalization (2). Approximately 10% of these patients meet the criteria for a trauma center admission, and most of the more severely injured patients receive care in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU).


Spinal Cord Injury Trauma Patient Pelvic Fracture Surgical Intensive Care Unit Severe Head Injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Rosenblatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Lahey Clinic Medical CenterBurlingtonUSA

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