Damian Douglas Keene

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Haemorrhage from major trauma is a significant cause of death worldwide. The UK Defence Medical Service (UK-DMS) has had significant experience in managing severely injured and shocked trauma casualties over the last decade. This has led to the integration of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) into damage control resuscitation delivered(More)
OBJECTIVES Combat casualty care is a complex system involving multiple clinicians, medical interventions and casualty transfers. Improving the performance of this system requires examination of potential weaknesses. This study reviewed the cause and timing of death of casualties deemed to have died from their injuries after arriving at a medical treatment(More)
UK forces deployed to Afghanistan between March and November are prescribed anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis (AMC). In 2007 an audit showed poor pre-injury AMC compliance and a prescription rate of 50% amongst those casualties evacuated to Role 4. We re-audited the post-deployment AMC prescribing practice for casualties from Afghanistan for the 2008 and half(More)
Trauma transfusion strategies, which incorporate balanced red-cell concentrate (RCC)-to-fresh frozen plasma (FFP) ratios, may be associated with improved survival in massively transfused patients. However, the use of this approach in nonmassively transfused patients has led to concern regarding an increase in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The(More)
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