Behandlungsstrategien des akuten rauchgasinhalationstraumas

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment strategies for acute smoke inhalation injury

D. M. Maybauer, D. L. Traber, P. Radermacher, D. N. Herndon, M. O. Maybauer

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Most fatalities from fires are not due to burns, but are a result of inhalation of toxic gases produced during combustion. Fire produces a complex toxic environment, involving flame, heat, oxygen depletion, smoke and toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and cyanide. As a wide variety of synthetic materials is used in buildings, such as insulation, furniture, carpeting, electric wiring covering as well as decorative items, the potential for poisoning from inhalation of products of combustion is continuously increasing. The present review describes the pathophysiologic effects from smoke inhalation injury as well as strategies for emergency treatment on scene and in the intensive care setting.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment strategies for acute smoke inhalation injury
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)980-988
Number of pages9
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Airway
  • Carbonmonoxide
  • Cyanide
  • Inhalation injury
  • Smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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