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Sigmoid diverticulitis perforation in burns: case reports and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23012612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Burned patients are prone to develop severe intestinal complications because of decreased splanchnic circulation. We report three cases of sigmoid perforation in burn patients appearing late during hospitalization. The common aetiological factor was a state of septic shock treated with infusion of vasopressors. Two patients also received corticosteroids as treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome. These cases underline the necessity to maintain adequate organ perfusion and to prevent intestinal ischaemia in severe burns.
Authors:
A Cirodde; P Jault; T Leclerc; N Donat; L Bargues
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of burns and fire disasters     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1592-9566     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Burns Fire Disasters     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-26     Completed Date:  2012-10-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101251186     Medline TA:  Ann Burns Fire Disasters     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Burn Centre, Percy Military Hospital, Clamart, France.
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