Practical use of emergency tourniquets to stop bleeding in major limb trauma.

@article{Kragh2008PracticalUO,
  title={Practical use of emergency tourniquets to stop bleeding in major limb trauma.},
  author={John F. Kragh and T. J. Walters and David G. Baer and Charles James Fox and Charles E. Wade and Jos{\'e} Salinas and John B. Holcomb},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 2 Suppl},
  pages={
          S38-49; discussion S49-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previously we showed that tourniquets were lifesaving devices in the current war. Few studies, however, describe their actual morbidity in combat casualties. The purpose of this study was to measure tourniquet use and complications. METHODS A prospective survey of casualties who required tourniquets was performed at a combat support hospital in Baghdad during 7 months in 2006. Patients were evaluated for tourniquet use, limb outcome, and morbidity. We identified potential… CONTINUE READING

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