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Transfusion for shock in US military war casualties with and without tourniquet use.

Publication Status: Published

Sponsoring Organization: Defense Health Agency (formerly TRICARE Management Activity)

Sponsoring Office: Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Congressionally Mandated: No

Funding Source: Undetermined

Release Date/Publication: March 01, 2015

Principle Investigator Status: Government

Primary DoD Data Source: Other Clinical

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Abstract

We assess whether emergency tourniquet use for transfused war casualties admitted to military hospitals is associated with survival.

Citation:

Kragh JF Jr, Nam JJ, Berry KA, Mase VJ Jr, Aden JK 3rd, Walters TJ, Dubick MA, Baer DG, Wade CE, Blackbourne LH. Transfusion for shock in US military war casualties with and without tourniquet use. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Mar;65(3):290-6.

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