Early predictors of massive transfusion in patients sustaining torso gunshot wounds in a civilian level I trauma center.

@article{Dente2010EarlyPO,
  title={Early predictors of massive transfusion in patients sustaining torso gunshot wounds in a civilian level I trauma center.},
  author={Christopher John Dente and Beth H Shaz and Jeffery M Nicholas and Robert S Harris and Amy D Wyrzykowski and Brooks W Ficke and Gary A. Vercruysse and David V. Feliciano and Grace S. Rozycki and Jeffrey P. Salomone and Walter L Ingram},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={298-304}
}
BACKGROUND Early prediction of the need for massive transfusion (MT) remains difficult. We hypothesized that MT protocol (MTP) utilization would improve by identifying markers for MT (>10 units packed red blood cell [PRBC] in 24 hours) in torso gunshot wounds (GSW) requiring early transfusion and operation. METHODS Data from all MTPs were collected prospectively from February 1, 2007, to January 31, 2009. Demographic, transfusion, anatomic, and operative data were analyzed for MT predictors… CONTINUE READING