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The Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage: A Brief Review of the Current Literature and an Analysis of Its use and Teaching in Canada

Colin A Clarkson, Darrell Boone

Citation Information : Clarkson CA, Boone D. The Diagnostic Peritoneal Lavage: A Brief Review of the Current Literature and an Analysis of Its use and Teaching in Canada. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2012; 1 (3):150-153.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1033

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Published Online: 01-12-2012

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