- •There are conflicting results regarding balanced blood product transfusion in bleeding pediatric trauma patients, and there is no definitive data on the ideal FFP:PRBC transfusion ratio for injured children.
- •Lower FFP:PRBC transfusion ratios approaching 1:1 were associated with both increased 24 h as well as in-hospital survival in injured children.
- •Further large scale prospective randomized studies are needed to replicate these findings in pediatric trauma patients.
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