2014 Consensus conference on viscoelastic test-based transfusion guidelines for early trauma resuscitation: Report of the panel
A group of international multidisciplinary experts (including trauma surgeons; haematologists; blood bank specialists; anaesthesiologists) met 2014 in Philadelphia for a 2-day consensus conference, to discuss the use and impact of early viscoelastic-based coagulation therapy in bleeding trauma patients.
A set of nine questions as well as a two-round Delphi poll was the basis for discussions, to propose viscoelastic thresholds for triggering the specific treatment (incl. fibrinogen, platelets, plasma and prothrombin complex concentrates).
The report of the consensus group summarizing the results and recommendations of the conference was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015; 78: 1220-1229; Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.