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Physiologic Criteria of Larson et al for Massive Transfusion in Combat Casualties

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Clinical Laboratory
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
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Larson et al identified 4 physiologic markers seen on a arrival of a combat casualty associated with the need for massive transfusion. These are objective findings that can be helpful in identifying a patient who may require more aggressive resuscitation. The authors are from the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, Children’s Medical Center in Harford, and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

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