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    inflammatory mediators of shock


    prostacyclin, thromboxane, prostaglandins, leukotrienes, endothelin, complement, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor and others. Once mediators are released, organ system ischemia and failure can occur even when adequate perfusion (macro) is achieved. Patients can die of multi-organ system failure (MSOF) even when bleeding has been controlled.definition

    • Hemorrhagic Shock
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    Myocardial contusion


    usually diagnosed by ECG changes (STs), cardiac enzyme elevations, or abnormal echo. -Can have severe wall motion abnormalities. -High risk for arrhythmias, such as heart block,and V-fib. Elective surgery is postponed until all heart injury resolve. -Great vessel injury consists of aortic dissection and transection; avulsion of the subclavian artery, aortic or mitral valve disruption, diaphragmatic herniation, and esophageal rupture.definition

    • Trauma
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    Rule of nines


    Adults: The head and each upper extremity represents 9% total body surface area. The anterior trunk, posterior truck, and each lower extremity represent 18%definition

    • Burns
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