J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Jul;91(1):24-33
From the Department of Surgery at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco (Z.A.M., Z.J.H., R.A.C., B.N.-G., L.Z.K., E.E.R., J.J.P., B.R., M.K.A., A.T.F.), San Francisco, California; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco (E.C.M), San Francisco, California; Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (J.H.E., A.N., J.M.), San Francisco, California; Department of Surgery, University of California Irvine (W.D., J.N.), Irvine, Orange, California; Department of Surgery, Ohio Health Grant Medical Center (A.K.L., M.C.S.), Columbus, Ohio; Department of Surgery, University of Kentucky (S.S.D., J.K.R.), Lexington, Kentucky; Department of Surgery, Miami Valley Hospital (H.L., Y.W., C.H.), Dayton, Ohio; Department of Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center (A.M.C., R.A.K., P.T.), University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Department of Surgery, Loma Linda Medical Center (L.P., K.M., X.L.-O.), Loma Linda, California; Department of Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center (K.T., C.A.G.), Kansas City, Kansas; Department of Surgery, Crozer-Chester Medical Center (S.S.S., A.R.), Upland, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery, WakeMed Health and Hospitals (A.M., P.U., A.S., B.P., K.T.), Raleigh, North Carolina; Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico School of Medicine (K.M., S.A.M.), Albuquerque, New Mexico; Department of Surgery, Wellspan York Hospital (J.G.), York, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery, Ascension Via Christi Hospitals St. Francis (J.K., J.H., K.L.), Wichita, Kansas; Department of Surgery, Maine Medical Center (J.B.O., D.C.C.), Portland, Maine; Department of Surgery, South Shore Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital (S.A.S., J.C.K.), Boston, Massachusetts; Department of Surgery, Penn State Hershey Medical Center (J.G., J.P.H.), Hershey, Pennsylvania; Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (A.Z.B., J.A.P.), Chicago, Illinois; Department of Surgery, University of California (R.A.C.), UC Davis, Sacramento, California; Department of Surgery, Ryder Trauma Center (K.A.J., G.R.), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; and Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis (J.K.), Missouri.
Background: Despite the widespread institution of modern massive transfusion protocols with balanced blood product ratios, survival for patients with traumatic hemorrhage receiving ultramassive transfusion (UMT) (defined as ≥20 U of packed red blood cells [RBCs]) in 24 hours) remains low and resource consumption remains high. Therefore, we aimed to identify factors associated with mortality in trauma patients receiving UMT in the modern resuscitation era.
Methods: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma multicenter retrospective study of 461 trauma patients from 17 trauma centers who received ≥20 U of RBCs in 24 hours was performed (2014-2019). Read More