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Complications and in-hospital mortality in trauma patients treated in intensive care units in the United States, 2013

Overview of attention for article published in Injury Epidemiology, August 2016
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Title
Complications and in-hospital mortality in trauma patients treated in intensive care units in the United States, 2013
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Injury Epidemiology, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40621-016-0084-5
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Meghan Prin, Guohua Li

Abstract

Traumatic injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, but epidemiologic data about trauma patients who require intensive care unit (ICU) admission are scant. This study aimed to describe the annual incidence of ICU admission for adult trauma patients, including an assessment of risk factors for hospital complications and mortality in this population. This was a retrospective study of adults hospitalized at Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers after trauma and recorded in the National Trauma Data Bank in 2013. Multiple logistic regression analyses were performed to determine predictors of hospital complications and hospital mortality for those who required ICU admission. There were an estimated total of 1.03 million ICU admissions for trauma at Level 1 and Level 2 trauma centers in the United States in 2013, yielding an annual incidence of 3.3 per 1000 population. The annual incidence was highest in men (4.6 versus 1.9 per 100,000 for women), those aged 80 years or older (7.8 versus 3.6-4.3 per 100,000 in other age groups), and residents in the Western US Census region (3.9 versus 2.7 to 3.6 per 100,000 in other regions). The most common complications in patients admitted to the ICU were pneumonia (10.9 %), urinary tract infection (4.7 %), and acute respiratory distress syndrome (4.4 %). Hospital mortality was significantly higher for ICU patients who developed one or more complications (16.9 % versus 10.7 % for those who did not develop any complications, p < 0.001). Admission to the ICU after traumatic injury is common, and almost a quarter of these patients experience hospital complications. Hospital complications are associated with significantly increased risk of mortality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 11 15%
Student > Master 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 17 23%
Unknown 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 50%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 11%
Engineering 2 3%
Computer Science 1 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 20 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 September 2016.
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#4,427,043
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#139,427
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#2
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