Does gender influence outcomes in critically ill patients?
Center for Surgical Research, University of Alabama at Birmingham, G094 Volker Hall, 1670 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, USA
Critical Care 2012, 16:129 doi:10.1186/CC11365Published: 13 June 2012
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.