Comparison of Mortality Associated with Sepsis in the Burn, Trauma, and General Intensive Care Unit Patient: A Systematic Review of the Literature
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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The purpose of this systematic review of the literature was to determine the association of sepsis with mortality in the severely injured adult patient by means of a comparative analysis of sepsis in burn and trauma injury with other critically ill populations. The MEDLINE PubMed, Cochrane Library, and ProQuest databases were searched. The following keywords and MeSH headings were used sepsis, septicemia, septic shock, epidemiology, burns, thermal injury, trauma, wounds and injuries, critical care, intensive care, outcomes, and mortality. Included studies were clinical studies of adult bun, trauma, and critically ill patients that reported survival data for sepsis.
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