[Damage control: a tactical alternative for the management of exanguinating trauma patients].

@article{Parreira2002DamageCA,
  title={[Damage control: a tactical alternative for the management of exanguinating trauma patients].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Gustavo Parreira and S{\'i}lvia Cristine Sold{\'a} and Samir Rasslan},
  journal={Arquivos de gastroenterologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={188-97}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the advances in the treatment of exanguinating patients, hemorrhage remains as the leading cause of early deaths. A great deal of attention has been given to "damage control" as a therapeutic alternative in this scenario. AIM To appraise the definition, indications, operative techniques and results of damage control for the treatment of exanguinating trauma patients. METHOD Bibliographic review. RESULTS Damage control introduces the concept of breaking the vicious cycle… CONTINUE READING