Pelvic fractures complicated by hemorrhagic shock continue to be a significant challenge to trauma surgeons with a mortality rate up to 30%. The initial hemorrhage control interventions applied to these patients varies between trauma centers and thus there is a lack of consensus regarding the best method to control hemorrhage and their effects on patient outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine which initial hemorrhage control intervention is most effective with respect to bleeding control and decreased mortality in patients with severe pelvic fractures.
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