The Use of Temporary Vascular Shunts as a Damage Control Adjunct in the Management of Wartime Vascular Injury

@inproceedings{Rasmussen2006TheUO,
  title={The Use of Temporary Vascular Shunts as a Damage Control Adjunct in the Management of Wartime Vascular Injury},
  author={Todd E. Rasmussen and William Darrin Clouse and Donald H. Jenkins and Michael A. Peck and MC MajUSAF and Jonathan L. Eliason and Maj USAF and David L. Smith},
  year={2006}
}
Background: While the use of vascular shunts as a damage control adjunct has been described in series from civilian institutions no contemporary military experience has been reported. The objective of this study is to examine patterns of use and effectiveness of temporary vascular shunts in the contemporary management of wartime vascular injury. Materials: From September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005, 2,473 combat injuries were treated at the central echelon III surgical facility in Iraq. Vascular… CONTINUE READING