Published in Blood Weekly, December 16th, 1996
FFP classically is used in OLT, noted Jacques Dupont, M.D., and colleagues, Hopital Albert Calmette, Lille, France.
Dupont et al. reported that the elimination of FFP in OLT may reduce viral transmission, consequently increasing the success rate ("Liver Transplantation without the Use of Fresh Frozen Plasma," Anesthesia & Analgesia, 1996;83:681-686).
"The systemic indication of FFP in OLT no longer needs to be a standard clinical practice," Dupont et al. wrote. "...in OLT, correct hemostasis can be assumed without...
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