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Trauma and Emergency Medicine

Hypotensive Resuscitation

Damage control resuscitation is associated with a reduction in resuscitation volumes and improvement in survival in 390 damage control laparotomy patients.

Cotton BA, Reddy N, Hatch QM, LeFebvre E, Wade CE, Kozar RA, Gill BS, Albarado R, McNutt MK, Holcomb JB.

Source‎: Ann Surg 2011;254(4):598-605.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21918426

DOI‎: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318230089e

Resuscitation with hydroxyethyl starch improves renal function and lactate clearance in penetrating trauma in a randomized controlled study: the FIRST trial (Fluids in Resuscitation of Severe Trauma).

James MF, Michell WL, Joubert IA, Nicol AJ, Navsaria PH, Gillespie RS.

Source‎: Br J Anaesth 2011;107(5):693-702.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21857015

DOI‎: 10.1093/bja/aer229

Hypotensive resuscitation strategy reduces transfusion requirements and severe postoperative coagulopathy in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock: preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial.

Morrison CA, Carrick MM, Norman MA, Scott BG, Welsh FJ, Tsai P, Liscum KR, Wall MJ Jr, Mattox KL.

Source‎: J Trauma 2011;70(3):652-63.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21610356

DOI‎: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31820e77ea

[Jehova's Witnesses and severe injury with impending hemorrhaging: how complex is the treatment?]. [Article in German]

Zeckey C, Vanin N, Neitzke G, Mommsen P, Bachmann S, Frink M, Wilhelmi M, Krettek C, Hildebrand F.

Source‎: Chirurg 2011;82(6):531-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21088815

DOI‎: 10.1007/s00104-010-1999-y

Hypotensive resuscitation during active hemorrhage: impact on in-hospital mortality.

Dutton RP, Mackenzie CF, Scalea TM.

Source‎: J Trauma 2002;52(6):1141-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 12045644

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