Part 1: Transfusion Medicine

Thomas G. DeLoughery, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Knight Cancer Center, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, and Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR.

Question 5

Fresh frozen plasma is indicated for all of the following EXCEPT:

  •   As part of empiric therapy for massive transfusion
  •   Initial therapy of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  •   Liver disease with mild INR elevations
  •   Patient on warfarin who presents with an INR of 3 and a major bleed
  •   Severe factor V deficiency and upcoming surgery

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