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Pulmonary contusion in severe head trauma patients: impact on gas exchange and outcome.

Authors
  • Leone, Marc
  • Albanèse, Jacques
  • Rousseau, Sébastien
  • Antonini, François
  • Dubuc, Myriam
  • Alliez, Bernard
  • Martin, Claude
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2003
Volume
124
Issue
6
Pages
2261–2266
Identifiers
PMID: 14665509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the study patients, pulmonary contusion alters gas exchange but does not appear to increase the morbidity and mortality of multiple-trauma patients with head trauma. A sample-size effect may limit the interpretation of the study.

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