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Derek J Roberts, Chad G Ball, David V Feliciano, Ernest E Moore, Rao R Ivatury, Charles E Lucas, Timothy C Fabian, David A Zygun, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Henry T Stelfox
OBJECTIVE: To review the history of the innovation of damage control (DC) for management of trauma patients. BACKGROUND: DC is an important development in trauma care that provides a valuable case study in surgical innovation. METHODS: We searched bibliographic databases (1950-2015), conference abstracts (2009-2013), Web sites, textbooks, and bibliographies for articles relating to trauma DC. The innovation of DC was then classified according to the Innovation, Development, Exploration, Assessment, and Long-term study model of surgical innovation...
June 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Alexander Rosemurgy, Olivia Raitano, Thejal Srikumar, Peeraya Sawangkum, Kenneth Luberice, Carrie Ryan, Sharona Ross
BACKGROUND: Portal hypertension has seemingly vanished from surgery; this study was undertaken to determine where it has gone. STUDY DESIGN: Data from the Agency for Health Care Administration for 33,166,201 hospital inpatients in Florida for the periods 1988 to 1992, 1998 to 2002, and 2008 to 2012 were analyzed. RESULTS: Admissions with a diagnosis of portal hypertension dramatically increased: 5,473 patients from 1988 to 1992, 7,366 patients from 1998 to 2002, and 36,554 patients from 2008 to 2012...
June 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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