From the Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (F.L.W., H.T.H., G.V., D.D., P.M.R.), and Navy Trauma Training Center, Los Angeles Medical Center (D.T., P.M.R.), Los Angeles, California.
Submitted for publication July 9, 2003.
Accepted for publication August 4, 2003.
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