Current controversies in shock and resuscitation

Michael Orlinsky, William Shoemaker, Ernane D. Reis, Morris D. Kerstein

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Many controversies and uncertainties surround resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock caused by vascular trauma. Whereas the basic pathophysiology is better understood, much remains to be learned about the many immunologic cascades that lead to problems beyond those of initial fluid resuscitation or operative hemostasis. Fluid therapy is on the verge of significant advances with substitute oxygen carriers, yet surgeons are still beset with questions of how much and what type of initial fluid to provide. Finally, the parameters chosen to guide therapy and the methods used to monitor patients present other interesting issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1217-1262
Number of pages46
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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