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Damage Control Surgery

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Decreasing the Use of Damage Control Laparotomy in Trauma: A Quality Improvement Project.
Harvin JA, Kao LS, Liang MK, Adams SD, McNutt MK, Love JD, Moore LJ, Wade CE, Cotton BA, Holcomb JB.
2017 Aug;225(2):200-209. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.04.010.

Rationale for inclusion: A quality improvement project from a single busy urban trauma center decreased damage control laparotomy rates from 39 to 23% while demographics, ISS, transfusions, relaparotomy, and mortality remained unchanged during the study period.

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Changes in the management of femoral shaft fractures in polytrauma patients: from early total care to damage control orthopedic surgery.
Pape HC, Hildebrand F, Pertschy S, Zelle B, Garapati R, Grimme K, Krettek C, Reed RL 2nd.
J Trauma. 2002 Sep;53(3):452-61; discussion 461-2.

Rationale for inclusion: Description of the use of damage control principles for orthopedic management of femur fractures.

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Evolution in damage control for exsanguinating penetrating abdominal injury.
Johnson JW, Gracias VH, Schwab CW, Reilly PM, Kauder DR, Shapiro MB, Dabrowski GP, Rotondo MF.
J Trauma. 2001 Aug;51(2):261-9; discussion 269-71.

Rationale for inclusion: Comparison of patients who underwent damage control to historical controls that shows improved survival.

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External fixation as a bridge to intramedullary nailing for patients with multiple injuries and with femur fractures: damage control orthopedics.
Scalea TM, Boswell SA, Scott JD, Mitchell KA, Kramer ME, Pollak AN.
J Trauma. 2000 Apr;48(4):613-21; discussion 621-3.

Rationale for inclusion: Orthopedic damage control principles applied to femur fractures with external fixation.

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Staged physiologic restoration and damage control surgery.
Moore EE, Burch JM, Franciose RJ, Offner PJ, Biffl WL.
World J Surg. 1998 Dec;22(12):1184-90; discussion 1190-1.

Rationale for inclusion: Describes the stages and goals of each stage of a damage control surgery for trauma.

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'Damage control': an approach for improved survival in exsanguinating penetrating abdominal injury.
Rotondo MF, Schwab CW, McGonigal MD, Phillips GR 3rd, Fruchterman TM, Kauder DR, Latenser BA, Angood PA.
J Trauma. 1993 Sep;35(3):375-82; discussion 382-3.

Rationale for inclusion: Describes damage control laparotomy technique with planned reoperation in 46 patients.

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The staged celiotomy for trauma. Issues in unpacking and reconstruction.
Morris JA Jr, Eddy VA, Blinman TA, Rutherford EJ, Sharp KW.
Ann Surg. 1993 May;217(5):576-84; discussion 584-6.

Rationale for inclusion: Describes principles and approaches to challenges for damage control surgery and delayed reoperation.

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Abbreviated laparotomy and planned reoperation for critically injured patients.
Burch JM, Ortiz VB, Richardson RJ, Martin RR, Mattox KL, Jordan GL Jr.
Ann Surg. 1992 May;215(5):476-83; discussion 483-4.

Rationale for inclusion: Description of 200 patients with planned delayed relaparotomy for definitive treatment of injuries to allow for ICU management of coagulopathy.

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Management of the major coagulopathy with onset during laparotomy.
Stone HH, Strom PR, Mullins RJ.
Ann Surg. 1983 May;197(5):532-5.

Rationale for inclusion: Review of 31 patients who developed major coagulopathy during laparotomy including planned relaparotomy to do delayed definitive surgery.

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Intra-abdominal packing for control of hepatic hemorrhage: a reappraisal.
Feliciano DV, Mattox KL, Jordan GL Jr.
J Trauma. 1981 Apr;21(4):285-90.

Rationale for inclusion: Description of how to pack the abdomen for exsanguinating hepatic hemorrhage with planned relaparotomy.

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