New evidence in trauma resuscitation - is 1:1:1 the answer?

Journal Article

Traumatic injury is a common problem, with over five million worldwide deaths from trauma per year. An estimated 10 to 20% of these deaths are potentially preventable with better control of bleeding. Damage control resuscitation involves early delivery of plasma and platelets as a primary resuscitation approach to minimize trauma-induced coagulopathy. Plasma, red blood cell and platelet ratios of 1:1:1 appear to be the best substitution for fresh whole blood; however, the current literature consists only of survivor bias-prone observational studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, TE

Published Date

  • July 3, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 13 -

PubMed ID

  • 24472306

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2047-0525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2047-0525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/2047-0525-2-13

Language

  • eng