Damage Control Resuscitation in polytrauma patient

M. A. González Posada, A. Biarnés Suñe, J. M. Naya Sieiro, C. I. Salvadores de Arzuaga, M. J. Colomina Soler

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    © 2019 Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor Haemorrhagic shock is one of the main causes of mortality in severe polytrauma patients. To increase the survival rates, a combined strategy of treatment known as Damage Control has been developed. The aims of this article are to analyse the actual concept of Damage Control Resuscitation and its three treatment levels, describe the best transfusion strategy, and approach the acute coagulopathy of the traumatic patient as an entity. The potential changes of this therapeutic strategy over the coming years are also described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)394-404
    JournalRevista Espanola de Anestesiologia y Reanimacion
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


    • Damage control resuscitation
    • Hemorrhagic shock
    • Hyperfibrinolisis
    • Polytrauma patient
    • Tranexamic acid
    • Traumatic coagulopathy


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