Rapid Source-Control Laparotomy: Is There a Mortality Benefit in Septic Shock?


BACKGROUND In the 1990s, damage control laparotomy (DCL) became a proved approach to treat intra-abdominal injuries caused by trauma. In the ensuing two decades, this approach has been applied to non-traumatic abdominal processes as well. Although the benefits of DCL are clear, the benefit of rapid source-control laparotomy (RSCL) for non-traumatic… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/sur.2017.191


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