Damage control resuscitation protocol and the management of open abdomens in trauma patients.

@article{Bradley2014DamageCR,
  title={Damage control resuscitation protocol and the management of open abdomens in trauma patients.},
  author={Matthew J. Bradley and Samuel M Galvagno and Amit Dhanda and Carlos Rodrigo G{\'o}mez Rodr{\'i}guez and Margaret Hedgecock Lauerman and Joseph J. Dubose and Thomas M. Scalea and Deborah M. Stein},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2014},
  volume={80 8},
  pages={768-75}
}
Although the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) is well established, the effect of damage control resuscitation (DCR) on the management of open abdomens is relatively poorly studied. The aim of the present study was to determine the predictors for failure to achieve primary fascial closure (PFC) after DCL in the setting of a massive transfusion (MT) and DCR. This is a retrospective review over a 12-year period of all patients that underwent MT and DCL. Patients who achieved PFC were… CONTINUE READING