Published in Blood Weekly, October 18th, 1999
Massive transfusions can produce cardiovascular instability, metabolic abnormalities, dilutional coagulopathy, and pulmonary dysfunction. Additionally, they have been related to a higher incidence of infections.
J.P. Barret and colleagues, Shriners Burn Hospital and the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, performed a study to assess the safety of massive transfusion of reconstituted whole blood ("Massive Transfusion of Reconstituted Whole Blood Is Well Tolerated in Pediatric Burn Surgery," J...
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