Change in transfusion practice in massively bleeding patients

Romi Sinha, David Roxby

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    Abstract

    This retrospective study evaluates changes in transfusion practice and modified blood product utilisation that occurred over the course of eleven years in patients receiving massive transfusion. The mean number of fresh frozen plasma units transfused increased from 9.0 ± 7.9 in 1998 to 11.3 ± 6.7 in 2008 (p = 0.03). The mean number of platelet units increased from 1.9 ± 1.3 in 1998 to 2.6 ± 1.7 in 2008 (p = 0.02). The proportion of cryoprecipitate increased from 0.03 ± 0.19 in 1998 to 1.3 ± 1.6 in 2008 (p = 0.001). Along with these changes was a trend toward decreased mortality (p = 0.05).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-174
    Number of pages4
    JournalTransfusion and Apheresis Science
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011

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