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Drowning
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Local Health Care Services in Central Östergötland, Department of Acute Health Care in Linköping.
Harvard University, MA 02138 USA Serv Emergenza Territoriale 118, Italy .
2012 (English)In: Minerva Anestesiologica, ISSN 0375-9393, E-ISSN 1827-1596, Vol. 78, no 1, 69-77 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Approximately 500,000 deaths due to drowning are reported annually, 30,000 of which are reported in Europe. Because of the relatively low incidence of drowning victims at emergency departments, most emergency physicians do not routinely handle drowning victims. Although confusion regarding the classification and pathophysiology of drowning could be reduced by following the Utstein style consensus, the application of therapeutic modalities and, most important, the estimation of probable prognostic outcomes remain difficult for emergency physicians. This article presents an overview of the classification, pathophysiology, emergency-department treatment and prognostic outcomes of drowning accidents.

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Edizione Minerva Medica , 2012. Vol. 78, no 1, 69-77 p.
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Drowning; Immersion, pathophysiology; Hypothermia
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Health Sciences Clinical Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86570ISI: 000300188100012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-86570DiVA: diva2:579048
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-19 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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