J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2017 May 6. Epub 2017 May 6.
1Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA 3Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD 4Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 5Department of Pediatrics, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 6Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
: Damage control resuscitation (DCR) including balanced resuscitation with high ratios of plasma (PLAS) and platelets (PLT) to packed red blood cells (PRBC) improves survival in adult patients. We sought to evaluate the effect of a high ratio PLAS to PRBC resuscitation strategy in massively transfused pediatric patients with combat injuries.Methods
: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried from 2001-2013 for pediatric trauma patients (<18 years). Read More