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Randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of peritoneal resuscitation in the management of trauma patients undergoing damage control surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2017; 224: 396–404.

Published: 17th May 2017

Authors: Smith JW, Matheson PJ, Franklin GA, Harbrecht BG, Richardson DJ, Garrison RN et al.


This study of intraperitoneal fluid resuscitation included 103 injured patients. It reduced the time to definitive abdominal wound closure (4.1 versus 5.9 days, P<0.002) and 30-day mortality (13 versus 28 per cent, P=0.06).

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