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Western Trauma Association critical decisions in trauma

Management of the open abdomen after damage control surgery

Sava, Jack MD; Alam, Hasan B. MD; Vercruysse, Gary MD; Martin, Matthew MD; Brown, Carlos V. R. MD; Brasel, Karen MD, MPH; Moore, Ernest E. Jr MD; Ciesla, David MD; Inaba, Kenji MD for the Western Trauma Association Critical Decisions in Trauma Committee

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery: November 2019 - Volume 87 - Issue 5 - p 1232–1238
doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002389

From the MedStar Washington Hospital Center (J.S., H.B.A., G.V., M.M., C.V.R.B., K.B., E.E.M., D.C., K.I.), Washington, District of Columbia.

Submitted: March 2, 2019, Revised: May 8, 2019, Accepted: May 9, 2019, Published online: June 12, 2019.

This algorithm was presented for discussion at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Western Trauma Association, Feb 25-March 2, 2018, Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada.

Address for reprints: Jack Sava, MD, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Room 4B39, 110 Irving St., NW Washington, DC 20010; email:

Online date: June 13, 2019

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