Has evolution in awareness of guidelines for institution of damage control improved outcome in the management of the posttraumatic open abdomen?

@article{Asensio2004HasEI,
  title={Has evolution in awareness of guidelines for institution of damage control improved outcome in the management of the posttraumatic open abdomen?},
  author={Juan Antonio Asensio and Patrizio Petrone and Gustavo A. Roldan and Eric J. Kuncir and Emily Ramicone and Linda Chan},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={139 2},
  pages={209-14; discussion 215}
}
HYPOTHESIS Awareness of guidelines for damage control can improve patient outcomes after postraumatic open abdomen. DESIGN Retrospective (November 1992 to December 1998), prospective (January 1999 to July 2001), 104-month study. SETTING Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles. PATIENTS All patients undergoing damage control resulting in posttraumatic open abdomen. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The main outcome measure was survival. Data were also… CONTINUE READING

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