Serial "death diamond" TEGs are a bedside indicator of futile resuscitation during massive transfusion

J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Sep 1;95(3):e19-e21. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003941. Epub 2023 Aug 23.


Serial DDs could serve as rapid check points to gauge the likelihood of success of continued resuscitation. Loudon et al.’s work combined with the use of serial DDs may serve as building blocks toward a trial using VETs to predict continued futile resuscitation.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Blood Transfusion*
  • Humans
  • Medical Futility
  • Resuscitation
  • Wounds and Injuries*