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Common complications in the critically ill patient.
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PMID:  23153883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Critically ill patients in intensive care units are subject to many complications associated with therapy. Many of these complications are health care-associated infections and are related to indwelling devices, including ventilator-associated pneumonia, central line-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection; surgical site infection, venous thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolus are other common complications. All efforts should be undertaken to prevent these complications in surgical critical care, and national efforts are under way for each of these complications. In this article, epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these complications in critically ill patients are discussed.
Authors:
Kathleen B To; Lena M Napolitano
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1558-3171     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1519-57     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Acute Care Surgery [Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, Emergency Surgery], Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
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