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Treatment of Complex Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma Patients: A Review of Literature and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Treatment Options.

Advances in Wound Care 2023 September 7
SIGNIFICANCE: In trauma care, extensive surgical intervention may be required. Damage control surgery (DCS) is applicable to patients with life or limb threatening conditions that are incapable of tolerating a traditional surgical approach.

RECENT ADVANCES: The current resuscitation strategy for complex trauma patients includes limiting crystalloid fluids, balanced mass transfusion protocols, permissive hypotension, and damage control resuscitation. Recent technological advancements in surgical critical care have improved outcomes in these critically ill patients.

CRITICAL ISSUES: DCS, which is often required in patients with trauma injuries, is typically followed by surgical correction of the injury once the immediate patient survival procedures have been completed. However, DCS and the subsequent injury repair procedures have a high risk for post-surgical complication development.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS: Negative pressure therapy modalities can offer clinicians additional adjunctive and cost-effective tools for the management of the trauma care patient, as these systems can be utilized during both the DCS and the post-operative injury management phases of trauma care.

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