Nicole L Lunceford

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BACKGROUND In Afghanistan, care of the acutely injured trauma patient commonly occurred in facilities with limited blood banking capabilities. Apheresis platelets were often not available. Component therapy consisted of 1:1 packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma. Fresh, whole blood transfusion often augmented therapy in the severely injured patient.(More)
The role of bedside ultrasound by physicians with advanced ultrasound training, such as emergency medicine providers, has been clearly established in the austere setting of combat medicine. This highly mobile, noninvasive, and versatile imaging modality has a role in evaluating battle- and nonbattle-related presentations. This case report describes a U.S.(More)
Balanced component therapy (BCT) remains the mainstay in trauma resuscitation of the critically battle injured. In austere medical environments, access to packed red blood cells, apheresis platelets, and fresh frozen plasma is often limited. Transfusion of warm, fresh whole blood (FWB) has been used to augment limited access to full BCT in these settings.(More)
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