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transfusion

the injection of blood, blood plasma, etc., into the blood vessels of a patient

transfusion

[tranz′fyü·zhən]
(medicine)
The administration of blood, or one of its components, as a part of treatment.
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Additionally, the finding of a fibrinogen level <200 mg/dL at the onset of postpartum haemorrhage in a patient with hypovolemic shock secondary to severe PPH will facilitate adequate intravascular resuscitation therapy with other blood products besides red blood cells, such as fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate or fibrinogen concentrate, as recommended in current massive transfusion protocols.
Hyperkalaemic ventricular fibrillation has been reported in association with massive transfusion of irradiated blood (3).
Massive transfusion and trauma patient management: Pathophysiological approach to treatment.
The ability of thromboelastometry to predict bleeding and the risk of thrombosis and confirm hyperfibrinolysis and the need for activating a massive transfusion protocol (MTP) allows for faster intervention.
A predictive model for massive transfusion in combat casualty patients.
Subsequent retrospective studies in civilians and a prospective study that was completed this year supported the military's suggestion that increasing ratios of plasma and platelets to red blood cells (RBCs) would improve survival in massive transfusions.
Cotton BA, Au BK, Nunez TC, Gunter OL, Robertson AM, Young PE Predefined massive transfusion protocols are associated with a reduction in organ failure and postinjury complications.
Massive transfusion and blood product use in the pediatric trauma patient.
Considering the much greater magnitude of injuries and the over 3 times higher need for massive transfusion encountered in OIF and OEF compared to civilian trauma, (17) the requirement for more effective treatment is more of an urgent problem for the military.
The University of Texas investigators reviewed data on 97 severely injured patients who required a massive transfusion of at least 10 U of packed red blood cells during their first 24 hours in the university hospital.
The procedure was complicated by ongoing bleeding and massive transfusion.
Massive transfusion is considered a key component in the acute management of massive hemorrhage.

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