Sex Hormones and Gender Effects following Trauma-Hemorrhage
1Center for Surgical Research Department of Surgery University of Alabama at Birmingham
DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.5 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.24-27
Published: 07 September 2010
Trauma is the leading cause of death in the industrialized world between the ages of one and 40. A number of risk factors including age and gender have been implicated in this regard. It is therefore not surprising that the majority of trauma vic-tims are young males. Their mortality rate following trauma is not only higher compared to females, but they are also more prone to subsequent sepsis. Age and gender are therefore important factors in the prevalence of traumatic injury as well as in susceptibility to subsequent septic complications.
trauma, mortality, age, gender, sex hormones, sepsis, car-diovascular/immunological altera-tions
IRSHAD H. CHAUDRY,FARIBA MOEINPOUR,WEN-KE WANG,SHAOLONG YANG,RAGHAVAN RAJU,WILLIAM B. HUBBARD. Sex Hormones and Gender Effects following Trauma-Hemorrhage. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);24-27.
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