Planned re-laparotomy and the need for optimization of physiology and immunology

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Planned re-laparotomy or damage control laparotomy (DCL), first described by Dr. Harlan Stone in 1983, has become a widely utilized technique in a broad range of patients and operative situations. Studies have validated the use of DCL by demonstrating decreased mortality and morbidity in trauma, general surgery and abdominal vascular catastrophes… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00068-014-0396-5

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