Red-blood-cell to plasma ratios transfused during massive transfusion are associated with mortality in severe multiple injury: a retrospective analysis from the Trauma Registry of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie.

@article{Maegele2008RedbloodcellTP,
  title={Red-blood-cell to plasma ratios transfused during massive transfusion are associated with mortality in severe multiple injury: a retrospective analysis from the Trauma Registry of the Deutsche Gesellschaft f{\"u}r Unfallchirurgie.},
  author={Marc G. Maegele and Rolf Lefering and Thomas Paffrath and Thorsten Tjardes and Christian Simanski and Bertil Bouillon},
  journal={Vox sanguinis},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={112-9}
}
BACKGROUND To test whether an acute transfusion practice of packed red blood cells (pRBC) : fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) 1 : 1 would be associated with reduced mortality in acute bleeding multiply injury. METHODS Retrospective analysis using the TR-DGU database (Trauma Registry of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie 2002-2006) on primary admissions with substantial injury (Injury Severity Score > 16) and massive transfusion (> 10 pRBCs). Seven hundred thirteen patients were divided… CONTINUE READING