In recent years, the dogma regarding large-volume crystalloid resuscitation in trauma patients has changed, with increased emphasis on including plasma and platelets in addition to red blood cells in the immediate resuscitation protocol. The long-awaited PROPPR trial compared the safety and…
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United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends the following as guidelines for imaging and transfusion in trauma: Key Recommendations Use CT early and liberally in adults with major trauma, even omitting plain films and the focused…
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A new randomized controlled trial refutes the theory that either Epogen or liberal transfusions will improve neurologic outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury. Head trauma occurs in 1.5 million Americans annually, at a cost of more than $56 billion. Erythropoietin…
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