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May 20, 2020

Prehospital Plasma Transfusion and Survival in Trauma Patients With Hemorrhagic Shock

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  • 1SAMU de Paris, Service d’Anesthésie Réanimation, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, and Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France
JAMA Surg. Published online May 20, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1131

To the Editor In the February 2020 issue of JAMA Surgery, Pusateri et al1 reported that prehospital plasma transfusion is associated with survival benefit when transport times are longer than 20 minutes and, more generally, that benefit-risk ratio is favorable for use of prehospital plasma. First, the authors must be congratulated for this impressive secondary post hoc analysis merging 2 randomized clinical trials with contrary results, COMBAT and PAMPer.

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