July 26, 2018

The New England Journal of Medicine: Prehospital Plasma during Air Medical Transport in Trauma Patients at Risk for Hemorrhagic Shock

A randomized study including 563 participants at the University of Pittsburgh concluded that "In injured patients at risk for hemorrhagic shock, the prehospital administration of thawed plasma was safe and resulted in lower 30-day mortality and a lower median prothrombintime ratio than standard-care resuscitation." The study was funded by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command; PAMPer ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT01818427.