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Does gender influence outcomes in critically ill patients?

Martin K Angele, Sebastian Pratschke and Irshad H Chaudry*

Author Affiliations

Center for Surgical Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, G094 Volker Hall, 1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, USA

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Critical Care 2012, 16:129  doi:10.1186/CC11365

Published: 13 June 2012

Abstract

Investigators continue to debate whether gender plays any role in patient outcome following injury/critical illness. We submit that age and hormonal milieu at the time of injury, rather than gender, are the critical factors influencing patient outcome under those conditions.