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UK Defence Medical Services Guidance for the Use of Recombinant Factor VIIA (RFVIIA) in the Deployed Military Setting
  1. Colonel TJ Hodgetts, QHP L/RAMC, Honorary Professor of Emergency Medicine1,
  2. E Kirkman2,
  3. PF Mahoney3,
  4. R Russell1,
  5. R Thomas3 and
  6. M Midwinter1
  1. 1Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham
  2. 2Defence Science and Technology Laboratories, Porton Down
  3. 3Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
  1. Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Institute of Research & Development, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham, B15 2SQ 0121 415 8844 0121 415 8869 Prof.ADMEM{at}


Use of recombinant Factor VIIa (rFVIIa) for trauma is currently an ‘off label’ use.

There are reports of rFVIIa contributing to the successful outcome of military trauma patients. This paper sets out the current position of the UK Defence Medical Services with regard to using rFVIIa in military trauma.

  • Military Medicine
  • Trauma
  • Haemorrhage
  • Guidelines

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