Trauma remains one of the world’s biggest contributors to the global burden of disease. Predominantly affecting young adults and children, 800,000 European injury related deaths were recorded in 2002.
Outcomes for critically injured trauma patients remain poor with severe bleeding, brain injury and tissue damage being associated with high mortality and disability.
Nearly half of all trauma fatalities result from haemorrhage, with many patients developing a clotting disorder (coagulaopthy) within minutes of injury or during their clinical care, that worsens bleeding and hampers emergency surgery.
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