Predictors of Early Onset Multiple Organ Dysfunction in Major Burn Patients with Ventilator Support Experience from A Mass Casualty Explosion

Records from 88 patients injured at a mass casualty color dust explosion were examined to determine variables associated with early onset multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The most common organ failure was hematologic (68.6%); respiratory failure was listed second (48.9%). Patients with early MODS were more likely to have prolonged ventilator dependence and longer stays in the intensive care unit.
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