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Damage Control in the Austere Environment

  • D. M. Nott
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Abstract

Before the concept of damage control, patients admitted with severe injuries following significant blood loss would spend hours on the operating table to anatomically correct their injuries. The long operating time spent resecting livers, anastomosing bowel, bringing out stomas, and closing tense abdomens would inevitably lead to patients dying on the operating table or in the recovery ward.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK

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