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Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Apr;92(2):243-57, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2012.01.006. Epub 2012 Jan 26.

Damage control for intra-abdominal sepsis.

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Department of Surgery, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834, USA. brett.waibel@pcmh.com

Abstract

With the success of damage-control surgery for the treatment of exsanguinating truncal trauma, it has been adapted to other surgical diseases associated with shock states, such as severe secondary peritonitis. The structured approach of damage control is easily adapted to and can incorporate the fundamental elements of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. It is not meant to replace tried and true surgical principles, such as source control, but is a usable framework in managing the complicated circumstances seen with these patients.

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22414411
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2012.01.006
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