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

Schoechl H, Nienaber U, Maegele M, et al.

Crit Care 2011;15(2):R83.

NATA Rating :
Review by : S. Kozek-Langenecker
NATA Review

This retrospective observational study compared two treatment concepts in major trauma patients: an FFP-based strategy versus a TEM-guided coagulation factor concentrate-based strategy. This study supports the timely and aggressive correction of coagulopathy using factor concentrates because RBC and platelet concentrate transfusions were better avoided in this cohort.

– Sibylle Kozek-Langenecker

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