Optimal use of fresh frozen plasma.

  title={Optimal use of fresh frozen plasma.},
  author={Melkon DomBourian and Lorne Holland},
  journal={Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society},
  volume={35 1},
Fresh frozen plasma contains a number of therapeutically useful substances, most notably coagulation factors. As with any transfusion, there are risks associated with plasma transfusion. Ironically, the risk of viral transmission (human immunodeficiency virus or hepatitis), although widely publicized, is extremely small. On the other hand, less well-known, noninfectious complications are common. Indeed, these noninfectious complications are the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality… CONTINUE READING
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