Damage Control Resuscitation in Surgical Critical Care
Damage control surgery was born out of the need to adapt surgical procedures to fit the physiological state of the patient. Although today leaving an open abdomen and performing a trauma procedure in stages are widely practiced, this was not the case decades ago . Other procedures beyond laparotomy have also been employed, prioritizing trauma patient survival by using a damage control philosophy .
Empty IVC. Notice the diameter and also the change of the vessel during the respiratory cycle (MP4 1522 kb)
Full IVC. Notice the lack of change during the respiratory cycle (MP4 302 kb)
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