By J. A. Sturm (auth.), Professor Dr. J. A. Sturm (eds.)
l. A. STURM In glossy society, trauma continues to be the number 1 reason for dying in humans less than 50 years, yet, regardless of this, little or no awareness has been paid to trauma care in comparison with different illnesses corresponding to malignancy or myocardial infarction (Table 1). The efforts which were made in therapy, despite the fact that, have confirmed a few good fortune; for instance even though the frequency of site visitors injuries within the Federal Republic of Germany has remained consistent through the years, the variety of deaths because of them has lowered (Fig. 1). the result of advancements in rescue platforms, surgical recommendations, and in depth care are glaring, as proven by way of a evaluation of the records of approximately 3000 a number of trauma sufferers handled within the final 15 years on the trauma de partment of Hannover clinical tuition which displays the development that has been made in remedy. After the matter posed by way of posttraumatic kidney failure have been solved within the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, the grownup respiration misery syndrome (ARDS) turned the most important challenge within the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties (Fig. 2). ARDS as a unmarried entity disappeared within the literature within the early Nineteen Eighties and was once changed by way of 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 considering the fact that 1985 at approximately 20% (Fig. 3).
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Out of 21 patients, 17 died from ARDS, and only 4 out of the Essen group died from another organ failure (Table 4). 24 Th. : Morphometric Description of the Study Population Table 4. Lethal outcome "Early" ~12th day ARDS Non-ARDS Essen Hannover 1 4 10 2 1 3 Essen Hannover "Late" >12th day - - 12 9 17 4 21 Summary Comparison of the patients on an individual basis and on a group basis, the latter depending on the study center to which they were admitted, revealed no significant differences. Patient age, distribution of single injuries, degree of severity of the injury according to poly trauma score (PTS), preclinical therapy, clinical first aid administered, and total lethality rates were nearly the same in both centers.
Circulation The circulation parameters showed no major differences between the two groups of patients (ARDS/non-ARDS). Apparent differences in pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) and the mean pressures in the lesser and Treatment and Clinical Course 250 200 . ;l'l 1 j 1. l/ \l/ \1 1 * IJ * **, .. 150 _' /' 41 I * * I I \T' " 100 ARDS 50 aI -ARDS -----// 0 12h 24h 36h 4d 48h 6d 8d 10d 12d 14d Fig. 7. 14-day course of the endogenous clearance of creatinine (ml/min) in both groups of patients (ARDS/non-ARDS).
X-ray score EVLW Protein leakage Fibrosis Total lung compliance BAL Fig. 1. 1, from 0 (= normal pulmonary function) to 1 (= complete ARDS). The mean value of the daily classification was used as a criterion to differentiate between two groups of patients, on one hand those with ARDS and on the other hand those with MPD (minimal pulmonary dysfunction) (Fig. 2). 6. 6 Fig. 2. Subjective classification of "severity of pulmonary failure" from 0 to 1 Development of a Linear Scoring System 27 Table 1.