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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Damage Control Strategy

Preperitonal pelvic packing for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures: a paradigm shift.

Cothren CC, Osborn PM, Moore EE, Morgan SJ, Johnson JL, Smith WR.

Source‎: J Trauma 2007;62(4):834-42.

Indexed‎: PubMed 17426537

Damage control orthopaedics: lessons learned.

Giannoudis PV, Giannoudi M, Stavlas P.

Source‎: Injury 2009;40 Suppl 4:S47-52.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19895952

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.injury.2009.10.036

Safety and efficacy of the electrothermal bipolar vessel sealer in trauma.

Hope WW, Burns JM, Newcomb WL, Heniford BT, Sing RF.

Source‎: Injury 2009;40(5):564-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 18490017

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.injury.2008.01.024

Damage control surgery.

Schreiber MA.

Source‎: Crit Care Clin 2004;20(1):101-18.

Indexed‎: PubMed 14979332

Pelvic packing or angiography: competitive or complementary?

Suzuki T, Smith WR, Moore EE.

Source‎: Injury 2009;40(4):343‑53.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19278678

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.injury.2008.12.006

Safety and efficacy of damage control external fixation versus early definitive stabilization for femoral shaft fractures in the multiple-injured patient.

Tuttle MS, Smith WR, Williams AE, Agudelo JF, Hartshorn CJ, Moore EE, Morgan SJ.

Source‎: J Trauma 2009;67(3):602-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 19741407

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181aa21c0

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