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rFVIIa did not reduce trauma mortality

An industry sponsored placebo-controlled multicentre randomised controlled trial has shown no mortality reduction from recombinant activated Factor VII (rFVIIa) in patients with trauma. rFVIIa acts physiologically by enhancing clot formation in the presence of tissue factor expressed on injured or … Continue reading

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Battlefield resuscitation

An excellent review of the current British military practice to prevent and treat the acute coagulopathy of trauma shock (ACoTS) describes pathophysiology and treatment options and offers an algorithm for management. Key components of the system (when indicated according to … Continue reading

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