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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Surgical intensive care unit (SICU) is defined as a hospital unit designated for care of critically ill surgical patients. The SICU is a dedicated center for the treatment of critically ill surgical patients, located in the surgical ward, where surgical skills and equipment are pooled to provide treatment for critically ill surgical patients, such as severe hemorrhagic shock, serious surgical infections, post-surgical treatment, and organ transplants. The establishment of the SICU provides a strong guarantee for the treatment of critically ill surgical patients. As a relatively new concept, SICU differs from ICU in various aspects, which could be summarized as:

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Xia, M. (2023). Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In: Jiang, H., Xia, M. (eds) Anesthesia for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7287-4_21

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