Prat, J., Meyer, A., Ingalls, N., et al. (2017). Rotational Thromboelastometry Significantly Optimizes Transfusion Practices for Damage Control Resuscitation in Combat Casualties. (Abstract only.) The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 83(3):373-380.
A high proportion of combat casualties with a truncal injury die of hemorrhage before reaching a surgeon. This article describes damage control resuscitation methods, which are “focused on replacing shed whole blood by empirically transfusing blood components in a 1:1:1:1 ratio of platelets : fresh frozen plasma : erythrocytes : cryoprecipitate.”