ARE ISS AND PTS UNSUITABLE TRAUMA SCORES FOR THE PREDICTION OF (POSSIBLE) POSTTRAUMATIC LUNG FAILURE

Citation
F. Gebhard et al., ARE ISS AND PTS UNSUITABLE TRAUMA SCORES FOR THE PREDICTION OF (POSSIBLE) POSTTRAUMATIC LUNG FAILURE, Langenbecks Archiv fur Chirurgie, 1996, pp. 331-333
Citations number
4
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Surgery
ISSN journal
0023-8236
Year of publication
1996
Supplement
2
Pages
331 - 333
Database
ISI
SICI code
0023-8236(1996):<331:AIAPUT>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
Prostanoids are inflammatory mediators which originate from endothelia l cells following local tissue damage. That is why plasma levels of pr ostanoids are possible markers of inflammatory response and severity o f trauma. We were able to demonstrate that the systemic release of pro stanoids does not depend on the score values (ISS, PTS) but rather on different trauma patterns (chest trauma, head injury). Influencing vas cular permeability and resistance elevated plasma levels of prostanoid s may explain the impairment of pulmonary function in traumatized pati ents. It seems to be useful to re-evaluate the scoring systems with re spect to chest trauma and head injury.