Submersion and asphyxial injury

Laura M. Ibsen, Thomas Koch

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Drowning and other asphyxial injuries are important causes of childhood morbidity and mortality. In this review, the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatments applied to near-drowning victims are discussed, with an emphasis on the difficulties encountered attempting to predict outcome using current methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S402-S408
JournalCritical care medicine
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002


  • Asphyxial injury
  • Drowning
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypoxic-ischemic injury
  • Near drowning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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