The effect of recombinant activated factor VII on mortality in combat-related casualties with severe trauma and massive transfusion
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.
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
Hyperkalaemic ventricular fibrillation has been reported in association with massive transfusion
of irradiated blood (3).
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII -- Early administration of fresh-frozen plasma to address coagulopathy can potentially reduce mortality, according to a study of 97 patients who received massive transfusions
There have been reports of success in bleeding precipitated by a range of causes in patients with previously normal coagulation pathways, such as during cardiopulmonary bypass (2-11) and massive transfusions
associated with trauma and surgery (12), as well as temporary coagulation disorders induced by liver disease (13), thrombocytopenia (14), thrombocytopathia (15) and anticoagulants (16,17).
The reduction in massive transfusions
is particularly notable given that increased transfusion requirements lead to higher risk of MOF and ARDS.
The truth is that Communist North Vietnam would have folded under its own weight if not for continuous, massive transfusions
of arms, fuel, food, and supplies of every kind from the Communist world.
And to have even these odds he needs massive transfusions
of the rare blood type O-negative.
Level 1 (basic care) facilities have the same capacities as birth centers but also can perform common emergency procedures, such as unplanned cesarean deliveries and massive transfusions
identify technologies for soldiers requiring massive transfusions
Conditions that can require massive transfusions
on an emergency basis include serious automobile and motorcycle accidents, accidental severing of limbs, marrow failure, burn cases, and surgeries where complications occur.