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Clinical Experience With the G-Suit

Clinical Experience With the G-Suit Abstract Experience with the G-suit in 22 cases, nine of which are reported here, demonstrated its effectiveness in the control of intra-abdominal bleeding and in the restoration of effective blood pressure. Necessary examinations, insertion of catheters, etc, should be accomplished before the application of the G-suit. The immediate pressor response noted must be attributed to reduction of the volume of the vascular bed. Control of bleeding is felt to result from circumferential compression of the wall of the bleeding vessel. An abrupt fall in blood pressure can be anticipated upon the release of the pressure from the G-suit, and adequate volume replacement must precede or accompany deflation of the suit. References 1. Gardner WJ, Storer J: The use of the G-suit in control of intra-abdominal bleeding . Surg Gynec Obstet 123:792-798, 1966. 2. Gardner WJ, Dohn DR: The antigravity suit (G-suit) in surgery . JAMA 162:274-276, 1956.Crossref 3. Gardner WJ, et al: Acute blood loss requiring 58 transfusions . JAMA 167:985-986, 1958.Crossref 4. Wangensteen SL, et al: The effect of external counterpressure on arterial bleeding . Surgery 64:922-927, 1968. 5. Wangensteen SL, et al: The effect of external counterpressure on the intact circulation . Surg Gynec Obstet 127:253-258, 1968. 6. Wangensteen SL, et al: The detrimental effect of the G-suit in Hemorrhagic Shock . Ann Surg 170:187-192, 1969.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Clinical Experience With the G-Suit

Archives of Surgery , Volume 101 (1) – Jul 1, 1970

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1970 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340250038009
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Abstract

Abstract Experience with the G-suit in 22 cases, nine of which are reported here, demonstrated its effectiveness in the control of intra-abdominal bleeding and in the restoration of effective blood pressure. Necessary examinations, insertion of catheters, etc, should be accomplished before the application of the G-suit. The immediate pressor response noted must be attributed to reduction of the volume of the vascular bed. Control of bleeding is felt to result from circumferential compression of the wall of the bleeding vessel. An abrupt fall in blood pressure can be anticipated upon the release of the pressure from the G-suit, and adequate volume replacement must precede or accompany deflation of the suit. References 1. Gardner WJ, Storer J: The use of the G-suit in control of intra-abdominal bleeding . Surg Gynec Obstet 123:792-798, 1966. 2. Gardner WJ, Dohn DR: The antigravity suit (G-suit) in surgery . JAMA 162:274-276, 1956.Crossref 3. Gardner WJ, et al: Acute blood loss requiring 58 transfusions . JAMA 167:985-986, 1958.Crossref 4. Wangensteen SL, et al: The effect of external counterpressure on arterial bleeding . Surgery 64:922-927, 1968. 5. Wangensteen SL, et al: The effect of external counterpressure on the intact circulation . Surg Gynec Obstet 127:253-258, 1968. 6. Wangensteen SL, et al: The detrimental effect of the G-suit in Hemorrhagic Shock . Ann Surg 170:187-192, 1969.Crossref

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1970

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