Resuscitation of Trauma Patients
In Western countries trauma is the leading cause of mortality and disability among those aged under 30 years . According to official statistics only in Italy do more than 8000 people die every year in road accidents, and many more remain severely disabled. While there are differences in the types of injuries between the United States and Europe (basically much more frequent open trauma, such as gunshot and stab wounds, in the former), this epidemic entails extremely high human, economic, and social costs. It is conceivable that a more comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach could reduce this burden.
KeywordsTrauma Patient Hemorrhagic Shock Advance Trauma Life Support Gastric Tonometry Torso Injury
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