HEMOTION – transfusion thresholds in TBI

Liberal or Restrictive Transfusion Strategy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Turgeon AF. NEJM June 13 2024; doi:10.1056/NEJMoa240360 Clinical Question In adult patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury, does a liberal transfusion strategy (transfusion if haemoglobin <10g/dl) compared to a restrictive strategy (transfusion if haemoglobin <7g/dl) reduce the rate of an unfavourable Glasgow Outcome Scale – Extended, at […]

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Early and Empirical High-Dose Cryoprecipitate for Hemorrhage After Traumatic Injury

In patients with trauma and critical bleeding who require activation of a major haemorrhage protocol, does the empiric administration of 3 pools of cryoprecipitate (6g fibrinogen) within 90 minutes of randomisation (and no more than 3 hours after injury) improve survival, compared to standard care?

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TBL Mini: Rib Fixation

Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries: A Randomised Clinical Trial¬† Dehghan et al. JAMA Surg 2022 doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2022.4299 Background Blunt chest wall trauma has high associated rates of morbidity and mortality RCTs have shown a reduced ICU length of stay in those requiring mechanical ventilation, however this has not been replicated in non-ventilated patients What did they […]

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