Transfusion in trauma: thromboelastometry-guided coagulation factor concentrate-based therapy versus standard fresh frozen plasma-based therapy

@inproceedings{Schchl2011TransfusionIT,
  title={Transfusion in trauma: thromboelastometry-guided coagulation factor concentrate-based therapy versus standard fresh frozen plasma-based therapy},
  author={Herbert Sch{\"o}chl and Ulrike Nienaber and Marc G. Maegele and Gerald Hochleitner and Florian Primavesi and Beatrice Steitz and Christian Arndt and Alexander Alfons Hanke and Wolfgang G Voelckel and C. Robert Solomon},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2011}
}
INTRODUCTION Thromboelastometry (TEM)-guided haemostatic therapy with fibrinogen concentrate and prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) in trauma patients may reduce the need for transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) or platelet concentrate, compared with fresh frozen plasma (FFP)-based haemostatic therapy. METHODS This retrospective analysis compared patients from the Salzburg Trauma Centre (Salzburg, Austria) treated with fibrinogen concentrate and/or PCC, but no FFP (fibrinogen-PCC group, n… CONTINUE READING
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