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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Coagulopathy in geriatric trama patients

Biomed Central
Mador B, Nascimento B, Hollands S and Rizoli S. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2017; 25:33 - DOI: 10.1186/s13049-017-0374-0
"Background
Trauma resuscitation has undergone a paradigm shift with new emphasis on the early use of blood products and increased proportions of plasma and platelets. However, it is unclear how this strategy is applied or how effective it is in the elderly population. The study aim is to identify differences in transfusion practices and the coagulopathy of trauma in the elderly...
Conclusion
It is not clear whether the acute coagulopathy of trauma is equivalent in geriatric patients, and further study is therefore warranted."