Published in Blood Weekly, December 20th, 2007
"To treat the coagulopathy of trauma, some have suggested early, aggressive correction using a 1:1 ratio of plasma to red blood cell (RBC) units. We performed a retrospective chart review of 246 patients at a US Army combat support hospital, each of who received a massive transfusion (>= 10 units of RBCs in 24 hours). Three groups of patients were constructed according to the plasma to RBC ratio transfused during massive transfusion. Mortality...
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