Bacteremia, Pneumonia, and Acute Renal Failure in Trauma Patients

  • M. Antonelli
  • M. L. Moro
  • G. Vivino
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1995)


Trauma constitutes one of the main cause of death for the USA population in the first decades of life and the third cause of death in all age groups after cancer and atherosclerosis. Mortality from trauma has a multimodal distribution, with a first peak (few minutes after the traumatic event) produced by injuries of intrinsic lethal nature. The second peak (minutes to hours after the traumatic event) is produced by injuries of potentially lethal nature (neurologic injury or hemorrhage). Finally, the third peak (days or weeks) is due to sepsis and multiple organ failure (MOF) [1].


Mechanical Ventilation Acute Renal Failure Trauma Patient Multiple Organ Failure Abdominal Trauma 
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  • M. Antonelli
  • M. L. Moro
  • G. Vivino

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