Risk Factors for Hypotension in Urgently Intubated Burn Patients
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Background When urgently intubating patient in the burn intensive care unit BICU, various induction agents, including propofol, are utilized that may induce hemodynamic instability. Methods A retrospective review was performed of consecutive critically ill burn patients who underwent urgent endotracheal intubation in BICU. Basic burn related demographic data, indication for intubation, and induction agents utilized were recorded. The primary outcomes of interest were clinically significant hypotension requiring immediate fluid resuscitation, initiation or escalation of vasopressors immediately after intubation. Secondary outcomes included ventilator days, stay length, and in hospital mortality.
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