Advances in trauma care

  • F. Plani
  • J. Goosen
Conference paper


The burden of trauma is increasing worldwide [1], but in a very uneven fashion [2, 3]. It is decreasing in the developed world, to the point that trauma surgery as a career is sought by very few surgical residents in the United States [4, 5], while resources are overburdened in the developing world.


Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Pelvic Fracture Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Trauma Care Damage Control 
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  • F. Plani
    • 1
  • J. Goosen
    • 1
  1. 1.Trauma Unit, Johannesburg Hospital, Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Department of SurgeryUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa

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