Use of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) reduces the need for blood transfusion in patients without hemophilia and may also reduce mortality, according to pooled data from randomized placebo-controlled trials involving more than 3000 participants, Canadian researchers report. "I had found it to be effective in some combat situations in Afghanistan," senior investigator Dr. Vivian C. McAlister told Reuters Health.
- Factor VII,
- Non-Hemophiliac Trauma
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