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Table 3 Characteristics and survival rates for the population of patients that were massively transfused day 1-2 after admittance.

From: Trends in transfusion of trauma victims - evaluation of changes in clinical practice

  First six months of 2002 First six months of 2004 First six months of 2007
Number of patients 13 19 9
Proportion of all transfused patients (%) 13/62 (21%) ** 19/74 (26%)**/* 9/94 (10%)*
Age    
Mean (SD) 33.5 (21.7) 34.8 (16.5) 45.2 (14.0)
Gender (male)    
N (%) 10 (76.9%) 15 (75.0%) 14 (73.7%)
Non-survival    
N (%) 4 (30.8%) 8 (40.0%) 3 (33.3%)
ISS    
Mean (SD) 38.5 (18.2) 42.0 (16.6) 41.1 (11.2)
RTS    
Mean (SD) 5.5 (2.0) 5.2 (2.2) 5.9 (1.8)
   * p = 0.002 ** p = 0.10
  1. Massive transfusion is defined as transfusion of more than 10 units of erythrocytes in 24 hours. ISS = Injury Severity Score. RTS = Revised Trauma Score. Fisher's exact test was used for comparing frequencies.