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The INR and FFP

Is This a Good Relationship with Regard to Transfusion Practice?


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INR, FFP & Bleeding, cont.

Slide 26

December 2008

In their discussion, the authors wrote, “Regardless of the number of units of FFP transfused or the number of hours after FFP transfusion, FFP resulted in only trivial decrements of the PT.” They also stated “Despite commonly-held views, we found that mild-to-moderate elevations of the PT was corrected by FFP in almost no pts.”  Furthermore, a 50% normalization of the pre-transfusion PT was accomplished in a small number of pts, and there was no relationship between the extent of the PT prolongation and the likelihood of obtaining a 50% normalization of the PT.

INR, FFP & Bleeding, cont.


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