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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153-158

Role of anesthesiologists in the management of trauma patients: Updates


Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Eman M.K. Aboseif
Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care, and Pain Management, Ain Shams University, Cairo
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.182220

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Trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals up to the age of 45 years and the third leading cause of death overall for every age groups. In the United States, trauma accounts for more than 180.000 deaths per year and about 2.8 million hospital admissions, Trauma anesthesiologists are prepared to immediate care of patients with any form and severity of injury, who may require any kind of operations regardless of the day time of night. Therefore trauma anesthesiologists offer a unique expertise and skill set that are significantly different from those offered by other medical specialists and being a part of the hospital trauma team.


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