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Resuscitation. 1984 May;12(1):41-5.

The concentration of plasma fibronectin in burns patients treated with fresh frozen plasma or plasma protein fraction.


A group of 10 patients with 30-70% burns were given intravenous infusions during the first 48 h following hospital admission either with fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or human plasma protein fraction ( HPPF ). FFP contained 300-400 mg/dl plasma fibronectin whereas none was detectable in HPPF . Circulating plasma fibronectin levels fell quickly in those patients receiving HPPF and levels remained low for 2-3 weeks. In those receiving FFP, plasma fibronectin remained normal during the 48-h transfusion period but fell subsequently. Fibronectin may be an important determinant in the resistance to shock and infections. Consideration should therefore be given to the use of blood products which contain fibronectin and to the monitoring of plasma levels both during the acute and recovery periods after burn injury.

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