Damage Control Surgery: An Alternative Approach for the Management of Critically Injured Patients

Abstract

Over the past 20 years, it has gradually become apparent that the results of prolonged and extensive surgical procedures performed on critically injured patients are often poor, even in experienced hands. The triad of hypothermia, coagulopathy, and metabolic acidosis effectively marks the limit of the patient's ability to cope with the physiological… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s005950200020

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