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Open Abdomen Management2018

Type: New Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Category: Trauma
Committee Liaison: George Kasotakis, MD, MPH

Team leader(s)

The treatment of the open abdomen continues to present a challenge to Trauma and Acute Care Surgeons. Specific outstanding questions include: -What is the optimal timing for closure - What is the optimal timing for staged return to the operating room -What resuscitation strategies may assist in closure -What treatment should be started if myofascial closure is not possible.

Work Group Members
Rachel Appelbaum, MD
Gerard Baltazar, DO
Mack D. Drake, MD
Linda Dultz, MD
Anna Goldenberg-Sandau, DO
Susan Kartiko, MD, PhD
George Kasotakis, MD, MPH
Joseph Posluszny, MD

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