n South African Journal of Surgery - Damage control surgery : editorial
|Article Title||Damage control surgery : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||A. J. Nicol, P.H. Navsaria and J.E.J. Krige|
|Publication Date||Feb 2010|
|Pages||4 - 5|
Damage control surgery (DCS) has been one of the major advances in trauma surgery over the past two decades and is now a well-established surgical strategy in the management of the severely injured and shocked patient. DCS refers to a conscious decision by the surgeon to minimise operative time in a seriously injured patient when the combined effects of the magnitude of the injury and the markedly altered physiological state of the patient preclude an immediate and safe definitive operative procedure.
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