Value of the G Suit in Patients With Severe Pelvic Fracture

Controlling Hemorrhagic Shock

Daryl J. Batalden, Per H. Wickstrom, Ernest Ruiz, Ramon B. Gustilo

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Abstract

We applied the G suit to ten patients with severe pelvic trauma. It was left in place for 24 to 48 hours. In patients where laparotomy was necessary, it was applied immediately postoperatively. Mechanical ventilation was used in all patients. Blisters of the skin developed in two. In contrast with our earlier experience with comparable patients without use of the G suit, we found that the G suit decreased hemorrhage and contributed to the restoration of blood pressure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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Value of the G Suit in Patients With Severe Pelvic Fracture : Controlling Hemorrhagic Shock. / Batalden, Daryl J.; Wickstrom, Per H.; Ruiz, Ernest; Gustilo, Ramon B.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 109, No. 2, 01.01.1974, p. 326-328.

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Batalden, Daryl J. ; Wickstrom, Per H. ; Ruiz, Ernest ; Gustilo, Ramon B. / Value of the G Suit in Patients With Severe Pelvic Fracture : Controlling Hemorrhagic Shock. In: Archives of Surgery. 1974 ; Vol. 109, No. 2. pp. 326-328.
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