Protocols for massive blood transfusion: when and why, and potential complications

@article{Guerado2015ProtocolsFM,
  title={Protocols for massive blood transfusion: when and why, and potential complications},
  author={Enrique Guerado and Antonio Medina and Mar{\'i}a Isabel Mata and Jacqueline M Galvan and Marc L Bertrand},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={42},
  pages={283-295}
}
An update paper on massive bleeding after major trauma. A review of protocols to address massive bleeding, and its possible complications, including coagulation abnormalities, complications related to blood storage, immunosuppression and infection, lung injury associated with transfusion, and hypothermia is carried out. Literature review and discussion with authors’ experience. Massive bleeding is an acute life-threatening complication of major trauma, and consequently its prompt diagnosis and… CONTINUE READING