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Intensive care of severely wounded military and civilian casualties in Zadar, Croatia.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Military medicine
Publication Date
Volume
159
Issue
6
Pages
434–437
Identifiers
PMID: 7984300
Source
Medline

Abstract

From August 1, 1991, to May 30, 1992, 148 severely wounded military and civilian casualties with the injury severity score of 3 to 5 were treated in the intensive care unit of the Zadar General Hospital. There were 138 male and 10 female patients; their mean age was 32 years. There were 64 wounded civilians and 84 wounded soldiers. The average evacuation time was 3 hours. Twelve (8%) severely wounded persons died. The cause of death was craniocerebral injury in 7 patients (58%) and hemorrhage in 4 patients (33%). Complications following shock-like acute renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, coagulopathy, and hepathopathy developed in 18 wounded persons (12%).

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