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Exsanguination Shock: The Next Frontier in Prevention of Battlefield Mortality

Blackbourne, Lorne H. MD, FACS; Baer, David G. PhD; Cestero, Ramon F. MD, FACS; Inaba, Kenji MD, FRCSC, FACS; Rasmussen, Todd E. MD, FACS

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: July 2011 - Volume 71 - Issue 1 - p S1-S3
doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182211286
Special Commentary

From the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (L.H.B., D.G.B., T.E.R.), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Naval Medical Research Unit (R.F.C.), San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Division of Trauma and Critical Care (K.I.), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; and The Norman M. Rich Department of Surgery (T.E.R.), F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Submitted for publication March 30, 2011.

Accepted for publication April 22, 2011.

The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the author and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Navy, U.S. Department of the Air Force, or the U.S. Department of Defense.

Address for reprints: Lorne H. Blackbourne, MD, FACS, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass, BLDG 3611, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234; email:

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.