Impact of Advanced Age on Outcomes Following Damage Control Interventions for Trauma

@article{Lustenberger2011ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of Advanced Age on Outcomes Following Damage Control Interventions for Trauma},
  author={Thomas Lustenberger and Peep Talving and Beat Schn{\"u}riger and Barbara M. Eberle and Marius Johann Baptist Keel},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={208-215}
}
Damage control (DC) strategy has significantly contributed to mortality reduction in massively bleeding and critically injured trauma victims. However, there is a lack of literature validating the effectiveness of this approach in the elderly population. The trauma registry of a Level I trauma center was utilized to identify all severely injured patients [Injury Severity Score (ISS) ≥16] from January 1996 to December 2007 who underwent initial DC procedures. Patients with a head Abbreviated… CONTINUE READING
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