Current Opinion on Catheter-based Hemorrhage Control in Trauma Patients
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Surgery has undergone several fundamental paradigm changes during the last 25 years. Laparoscopic and catheter-based interventions have become common, ultrasound is ubiquitous, and robotics and damage-control surgery are commonplace. When combined with ever-advancing imaging technology, all these tools will continue to change the face of trauma surgery. Accordingly, the University of Texas Health Science at Houston, the Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute, and the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education held a 2-day meeting on February 26 to 27, 2013, to discuss developing new techniques and potential paradigm shifts for catheter-based hemorrhage control including the trauma hybrid operating room THOR concept. At this meeting, 60 North American physicians from more than 25 institutions including leaders from the American College of Surgeons and representatives from six specialties trauma, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, critical care, general surgery involved in caring for traumatically injured patients met and discussed relevant clinical problems, the technology needed to improve patient care, patient-centric flow patterns, new treatments, training, credentialing, and competency issues and participated in a catheter-based hemorrhage control skills laboratory for acute care surgeons. The following is a summary of the proceedings.
- Medicine and Medical Research
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