oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Damage-control resuscitation : refresher course

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



In South Africa, trauma is collectively the second greatest overall cause of mortality and haemorrhage, the major cause for mortality after injury. Major trauma, particularly hypoperfusion, is a potent stimulus for the systemic inflammatory response. Conceptually, damage-control resuscitation (DRS) is coupled with damage-control surgery.

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