- The use of fresh whole blood in massive transfusionThomas B Repine
William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, USA
J Trauma 60:S59-69. 2006..Most indications for whole blood transfusion are now well managed exclusively with blood component therapy, yet the use of fresh whole blood for resuscitating combat casualties has persisted in the U.S. military...
- An evaluation of the impact of apheresis platelets used in the setting of massively transfused trauma patientsJeremy G Perkins
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 20307, USA
J Trauma 66:S77-84; discussion S84-5. 2009..Plasma is increasingly recognized as a critical component, though less is known about appropriate ratios of platelets. Combat casualties managed at the busiest combat hospital in Iraq provided an opportunity to examine this question...
- The dynamics and ethics of triage: rationing care in hard timesThomas B Repine
Department of Hematology Oncology, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX 79920, USA
Mil Med 170:505-9. 2005..In contrast, when triage is taught proactively and reviewed relative to the situation, the ethical principles that guide triage are evident and intact. Both provider and patient must learn the considerations and consequences of triage...