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Early Predictors for Massive Transfusion in a Combat Casualty

Purpose:

To evaluate a combat casualty for predictors of requiring massive transfusion during the first 24 hours after hospital admission.

Specialty:

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Objective:

risk factors

ICD-10:

T79-T79

Description:

Schreiber et al identified risk factors for massive transfusion in a combat casualty soon after admission to the hospital. This can help identify patients who may require more aggressive management and more vigorous resuscitation. The authors are from Oregon Health and Science University, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Fort Sam Houston.

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