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Multiple Organ Failure

  • Sheng Zhi-yong
  • Dong Yuan-ling
  • Liang Yan-jie

Abstract

Progressive failure of several organ systems as the final pathway in critical surgical illness was first described by Skillman et al. in 1969 [1] and Tilney et al. in 1973 [2]. It remained for Baue in 1975 to define the syndrome [3]. Fry [4] correlated the syndrome to uncontrolled infection. Since then, it has been recognized that multiple organ failure accounts for most intensive care unit stays of over 5 days and is the cause of death in over 90% of surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patients [5]. In China, Liu and Sheng [6,7] first reported its occurrence in extensive burn patients.

Keywords

Superior Mesenteric Artery Multiple Organ Failure Bacterial Translocation Intestinal Flora Partial Occlusion 
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  • Sheng Zhi-yong
  • Dong Yuan-ling
  • Liang Yan-jie

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