Research Oral Abstract Award Winner

VARIABLES AFFECTING TRAUMA PATIENT OUTCOME FOLLOWING MASSIVE TRANSFUSION

Criddle L, Walker J, Eldredge, D. Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore.

Purpose: This study was designed to identify variables contributing to survival following massive blood transfusion (MBT) among major trauma patients admitted to one level 1 trauma center. Background/Significance: Although injured patients frequently receive huge volumes of donor blood, the literature contains: 1) no consistent definition of MBT; 2) minimal data regarding outcomes following MBT; and 3) little information about variables (patient or transfusion-related factors) associated with survival. Methods: The sample (N=227) for this descriptive correlational study was identified from the institution’s trauma registry (1993–2001) and consisted of all patients who received at least 10 units (>2 units for patients 1–14 years old) of packed red blood cells (PRBC). Variables derived from the trauma...

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