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Cuadernos Hospital de Clínicas

versión impresa ISSN 1562-6776

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VIRUEZ-SOTO, JA et al. Intensive care in a trauma center. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2019, vol.60, n.Especial, pp. 28-32. ISSN 1562-6776.

Abstract Objective: Severe trauma is leading cause of death in patients younger than 40 years, traumatic brain injury is also the leading cause of severe disability, while hemorrhage remains as main cause of preventable death. The objective of this paper is to describe the casuistic of patients treated in the Intensive Care Unit of Trauma Center "Hospital Corazón de Jesús" of El Alto City in La Paz (Bolivia). Methodology: Retrospective study. Includes al l patients admittedat Intensive Care Unit, Polyvalent Unit, during the period 01 October 2016-01 April2019. Results: 485 patients were admitted, 273 (56%) male and 212 (44%) female, survival reaches 91% and 9% ofadjusted mortality. Mean age is 48 years (standard deviation 19 years), mean length-of-stay in Intensive Care Unit is 112 hours (standard deviation 87 hours). The majority ofpatients arrived from the Emergency Department and Operating Room, with main diagnoses of severe traumatic brain injury and hemorrhage secondary to trauma. Conclusion: This study shows the casuistic ofan Intensive Care Unit ofa Trauma Center, resulting imperative to describe the casuistic of other Hospitals forthepurpose ofconducting further multicentric research.

Palabras clave : Trauma; intensive care; survival; adjusted mortality.

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