Resuscitation of the trauma patient: tell me a trigger for early haemostatic resuscitation please!

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Abstract

The management of trauma-related coagulopathy and haemorrhage is changing from a reactive strategy to a proactive early intervention with blood products and haemostatic agents. Although major haemorrhage and massive transfusion are associated with higher mortality, the pattern of this association with modern trauma care is poorly described. In addition, early predictors of massive transfusion, which might trigger a proactive haemostatic resuscitation strategy, are not currently available. We review recent literature relating to predictors of massive transfusions and the relationship between transfusion and mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126
JournalCritical Care
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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