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Banked Whole Blood Loses Coagulation Potential Over Time

A study funded by the Department of Defense, managed by NTI, and published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Vol. 83, No. 3) identifies a problem with using filtered whole blood for hemostatic resuscitation—it exhibits decreased functional clotting...

New Research Shows Promise for Spinal Chord Injury Repair

A study published in the Frontiers of Neurology provides promise for those with spinal chord injuries. Surgeons have learned how to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal chord after traumatic injury, and this new research from a team at King’s College London...

UK Study Identifies Early Immune System Changes following Trauma

July 19, 2017–A study conducted by researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK and published in PLOS Medicine aimed to discover the earliest changes to the immune system following a traumatic injury. Called the “Golden Hour” study, the...

Mangled Extremity Score Not a Reliable Predictor of Amputation

In a study with results published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (Vol. 82, No. 3), the PROspective Observational Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) group found that “Blunt injuries, vessel transection, popliteal injuries, and concomitant nerve and...