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Penetrating torso injury 

Penetrating torso injury
Penetrating torso injury

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

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date: 21 May 2022

Penetrating injuries 396

Patients presenting in refractory shock, partial responders or gross physical signs 398

Patients presenting in shock that improves followingresuscitation 402

Patients who are physiologically normal 404

Summary 405

Further reading 405

Penetrating injuries are infrequent in the UK, although there has been a significant recent increase in major urban areas. As they are uncommon, there is a lack of experience among clinicians in the UK in dealing with these injuries, which mandates that a cautious standardised approach is taken with all patients sustaining such injuries....

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