Feb
2013

Impact of fibrinogen levels on outcomes after acute injury in patients requiring a massive transfusion.

Inaba K, Karamanos E, Lustenberger T, et al.
J Am Coll Surg 2013;216:290-297.
NATA Rating :
Review by : P. I. Johansson
NATA Review

This is a retrospective investigation of the impact of fibrinogen levels on outcome in trauma patients receiving massive transfusion. In alignment with several previous reports the authors find that low fibrinogen levels are associated with poor outcome. The authors correctly state that there is a need for randomized controlled clinical trials addressing this issue.

– Pär Johansson