The influence of body mass index on injury pattern in polytrauma: thorax as the main source of comlications


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MÍČA Ladislav KELLER Catharina VOMELA Jindřich KEEL Marius J. TRENTZ Otmar PLECKO Michael

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Global Epidemic Obesity
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Surgery incl. transplantology
Keywords BMI; polytrauma; abbreviated injury scale; murray score; SOFA score
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Description Overweight and obesity lead to a higher incidence of thoracic trauma in a polytrauma situation and may additionally handicap ventilation in an obstructive manner.

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