"Damage control" surgery techniques used on soldiers

Brooks, Janet
September 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/26/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 7, p727
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of surgical damage control techniques among soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The techniques are developed at urban trauma centres in the U.S. The views of Doctor C. William Schwab, chief of traumatology and surgical critical care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, on the techniques are presented. Studies that show the role of damage control techniques in the increase of survival rate are also cited.


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