Jan 1, 1975

Respiratory insufficiency in severely burned patients

Magyar traumatológia, orthopaedia és helyreállító sebészet
G Arturson

Abstract

The increasing number of respiratory insufficiency, as well as of pulmonary complications after burns and their role in the post-traumatic mortality are pointed out by the author. The pathophysiological processes responsible for the development of post-traumatic pulmonary complications are shortly resumed. In respect of the clinical picture, three groups are distinguished by the author. One case is reported in detail. In the development of post-traumatic respiratory insufficiency important role is attributed by the author to the syndromes of micro-embolism. This supposition is supported by the laboratory examination of 10 patients. Finally the problems of prevention and therapy are discussed and the importance of the iatrogenic damages is emphasized.

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Pulmonary Complications
Lung
Respiratory Failure
Respiratory Insufficiency
Embolism
Burn Injury
Warburg Sjo Fledelius Syndrome

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