A severely injured patient was treated for uncontrollable, life-threatening haemorrhage according to a new standardised algorithm at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital. Despite aggressive surgical treatment, the diffuse bleeding continued and treatment with an ''emergency transfusion package'' (5 units of red blood cells plus 5 units of fresh-frozen plasma plus 2 units of platelets) with a subsequent infusion of fibrinogen plus a single dose of 100 microg/kg recombinant factor VIIa was initiated. Haemostasis was achieved, and the patient recovered with a good clinical outcome.

Bidragets oversatte titelTreatment of uncontrollable, life-threatening hemorrhage
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer25-31
Sider (fra-til)2789-90
Antal sider2
StatusUdgivet - 20 jun. 2005


  • Adult
  • Blood Component Transfusion
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Coagulants/administration & dosage
  • Erythrocyte Transfusion
  • Factor VIIa/administration & dosage
  • Female
  • Hemorrhage/drug therapy
  • Hemostatics/administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Multiple Trauma/complications
  • Platelet Transfusion
  • Treatment Outcome


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