By J. A. Sturm (auth.), Professor Dr. J. A. Sturm (eds.)
l. A. STURM In smooth society, trauma continues to be the #1 reason behind loss of life in humans less than 50 years, yet, regardless of this, little or no recognition has been paid to trauma care in comparison with different ailments equivalent to malignancy or myocardial infarction (Table 1). The efforts which were made in treatment, even though, have confirmed a few good fortune; for instance even if the frequency of site visitors injuries within the Federal Republic of Germany has remained consistent through the years, the variety of deaths as a result of them has lowered (Fig. 1). the result of advancements in rescue structures, surgical suggestions, and in depth care are obtrusive, as proven through a evaluate of the records of approximately 3000 a number of trauma sufferers taken care of within the final 15 years on the trauma de partment of Hannover scientific college which displays the development that has been made in therapy. After the matter posed via posttraumatic kidney failure were solved within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, the grownup respiration misery syndrome (ARDS) grew to become the most important challenge within the Seventies and Eighties (Fig. 2). ARDS as a unmarried entity disappeared within the literature within the early Eighties and used to be changed through the so-called a number of organ failure (MOF) syndrome. among 1985 and 1990 35% of the sufferers in our extensive care unit built MOF, and 70% of them died. total MOF mortality has remained consistent in view that 1985 at approximately 20% (Fig. 3).
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1 Department of Trauma Surgery, University Medical School, Hufelandstr. 55, W-4300 Essen, FRG 2 Department of Trauma Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Konstanty-Gutschow-Str. A. ) Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991 Treatment and Clinical Course 35 Table 1. 4 Management of respiratory and metabolic functions aimed to maintain a BE of - 2 to +2 m VallI. Defective oxygenation was treated by enhancement of positive endexspiratory pressure (PEEP) or manipulation of the relationship of inspiration to exspiration time (I:E), and not primarily by increase of Fl0 2 .
220 Clinical Definition of ARDS An Index Based on Bedside-Derived Parameters* C. A. STURM, and G. REGEL Introduction In the present study one of the major problems was classification of patients into groups with or without adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The pathomorphologic substrate of ARDS is an interstitial edema showing high protein concentrations, which can be measured as extravascular lung water (EVLW). Therefore the primary parameter for determining ARDS and EVLW. Clinical definitions of ARDS as found in the literature are mostly unspecific, simply requiring "respiratory failure" with ventilation.
The complication rate of operative treatment showed no major differences between the two groups of patients. - E 60 Q) E (;j ~ Q) > 40 ~ Cii a. 0% 20 ;2 0 15t 2nd 1-2 3-7 >7 operative stage day Fig. 1. 2% ~ C 60 Ql E (ij ~ 40 Ql > ~ Ql a. 0 (1j 20 (5 f- 0 1st 2nd 3rd 1-2 3-7 >7 operative stage day Fig. 2. Timing of operative treatment of multiply injured patients in Hannover frequently in Essen as in Hannover. 1 operative procedures were performed per patient in both centers. The whole group of patients as well as the groups at each center proved to be homogeneous and comparable as far as treatment was concerned.
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