Transcapillary refill in hemorrhage and shock.

  title={Transcapillary refill in hemorrhage and shock.},
  author={William R. Drucker and C D Chadwick and Donald S. Gann},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={116 10},
Moderate or major hemorrhage leads to diminished cardiac output and to increased total peripheral resistance. These cannot be corrected fully until blood volume is restored, which, in the absence of therapy, requires the movement of fluid and of protein from the interstitium into the capillaries. This movement appears mediated entirely by changes in the… CONTINUE READING