J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.
University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900 Trauma Surgery, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547 University Hospital in San Antonio, Trauma Services, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900 University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Pathology, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900 Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, San Antonio, TX, 78227 University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Emergency Health Sciences, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.
Background: While massive transfusion protocols (MTP) are associated with decreased mortality in adult trauma patients, there is limited research on the impact of MTP on pediatric trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to compare pediatric trauma patients requiring massive transfusion to all other pediatric trauma patients to identify triggers for MTP activation in injured children.
Methods: Using our level I trauma center's registry, we retrospectively identified all pediatric trauma patients from January 2015 to January 2018. Read More