ROTEM®-guided coagulation factor concentrate therapy in trauma: 2-year experience in Venice, Italy
Dipartimento Emergenza Urgenza, UOC Anestesia e Rianimazione, Ospedale dell'Angelo di Mestre, Via Paccagnella 11, 30174 Zelarino, Venice, Italy
Critical Care 2012, 16:428 doi:10.1186/cc11322Published: 21 May 2012
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Haemostatic therapy for trauma-induced coagulopathy is typically based on administration of allogeneic blood products, although the evidence supporting this approach is poor . Fixed-ratio protocols have been proposed for administering fresh frozen plasma, red blood cells and platelets, but the optimal ratio has not been established and the speed of intervention may be more important .