Thromboelastometry during intraoperative transfusion of fresh frozen plasma in pediatric neurosurgery
Journal of Anesthesia, 05/10/2012
Luostarinen T et al. – Early transfusion of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cells preserved the whole blood coagulation capacity. Even with continuous FFP infusion, fibrin clot firmness was near to critical value at the end of surgery despite increased preoperative values. By using FFP instead of large amounts of crystalloids and colloids when major blood loss is expected, blood coagulation is probably less likely to be impaired.