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Indications for use of damage control surgery in civilian trauma patients: a content analysis and expert appropriateness rating study

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Objectives: To characterize and evaluate indications for use of damage control (DC) surgery in civilian trauma patients.

Background: Although DC surgery may improve survival in select, severely injured patients, the procedure is associated with significant morbidity, suggesting that it should be used only when appropriately indicated.

Methods: Two investigators used an abbreviated grounded theory method to synthesize indications for DC surgery reported i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1097/sla.0000000000001347

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Surgery Journal website
Volume:
263
Issue:
5
Pages:
1018-1027
Publication date:
2016-05-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1528-1140
ISSN:
0003-4932
Pmid:
26445471
Source identifiers:
588256
Language:
English
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pubs:588256
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uuid:05f62cd7-dcf3-44b2-8eb3-2cbdb027ce56
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pubs:588256
Deposit date:
2018-01-16

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