Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery is published 12 times per year by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in two volumes beginning in January and July. Content focuses specifically on traumatic injuries giving the reader hands-on coverage of this fast-growing specialty. Articles cover everything from the nature of the injury to the effects of new drug therapies...from recommendations for more effective surgical approaches to the latest laboratory findings.

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Level I trauma experience prepares surgeons for battle

Soldiers injured during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have the highest survival rates in history, thanks to the availability of surgeons skilled in combat care. But combat-ready surgical skills are hard to sustain ...

Surgery

US Army gives combat medics new type of tourniquet

Throughout the history of modern warfare, countless wounded fighters have been saved from bleeding to death by tourniquets—the straps or ties that wrap around a damaged limb and staunch hemorrhaging.

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More americans DOA from gun, knife wounds

(HealthDay)—Victims of gunshots or stabbings are much more likely to die before arriving at U.S. trauma centers than 10 years ago. This suggests the intensity of violence is increasing, a new study contends.

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Mass shootings may trigger unnecessary blood donations

Mass shootings often trigger a sharp increase in blood donations for affected communities but more than 15 percent of the product intended to save lives could be discarded, according to a study released today in The Journal ...

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