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Damage Control Surgery

Karim Brohi, London, UK, June 01, 2000

Damage control surgery is one of the major advances in surgical technique in the past 20 years.  Multiple trauma patients are more likely to die from their intra-operative metabolic failure that from a failure to complete operative repairs. Patients with major exsanguinating injuries will not survive complex procedures. The operating team must undergo a shift in their mindset if the patient is to survive such devastating injuries.

Permissive Hypotension: Discussion Archive

Permissive Hypotension for Trauma Resuscitation

, October 01, 2002

"Please mark my word. Within no less than 10 years, probably even less than 5 years, any[one] that raises the blood pressure to higher than 3/4 the pre injury level,…

Injury to the Colon and Rectum

, July 08, 2003


The colon is the second most commonly injured organ in penetrating trauma, but injury is rare in blunt trauma (2-5%). However rectal injuries are more common in blunt trauma,…

Permissive Hypotension (MSc Trauma Sciences)

Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences, Queen Mary University of London

Karim Brohi, London, UK, August 26, 2012

Karim Brohi, Professor of Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary, discusses the experimental and clinical evidence for permissive hypotension as part of the Masters in Trauma Sciences programme.