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BACKGROUND Reagent-supported thromboelastometry with the rotation thrombelastography (e.g. ROTEM) is a whole blood assay that evaluates the visco-elastic properties during blood clot formation and clot lysis. A hemostatic monitor capable of rapid and accurate detection of clinical coagulopathy within the resuscitation room could improve management of(More)
BACKGROUND Blood loss and uncontrollable bleeding are major factors affecting survival in trauma patients. Because treatment with antifibrinolytic drugs may be effective, early detection of hyperfibrinolysis with rotation thrombelastography (ROTEM may be beneficial. METHODS Eighty-seven trauma patients were included in this prospective observational(More)
PURPOSE Amongst trauma patients, early coagulopathy is common on hospital admission. No studies have evaluated the initial coagulation status in the pre-hospital setting. We hypothesise that the coagulopathic process begins at the time of trauma. We studied the on-scene and on hospital arrival coagulation profile of trauma patients. METHODS Prospective,(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide represents one of the leading causes of trauma in industrialized countries. However, when compared with unintentional injury and assault, the outcome of self-inflicted injury has not been well described. METHODS All patients admitted to a French academic trauma center from January 2002 to December 2004 and listed in a trauma data bank(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid and accurate determination of prothrombin time in trauma patients may help to faster control of bleeding induced coagulopathy. The goal of this prospective observational study was to investigate the accuracy of bedside measurements of prothrombin time by the mean of a point-of-care device (INRatio) in trauma patients. METHODS Fifty blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish whether reagent-supported thrombelastometry with the rotation thrombelastometry system (ROTEM) point-of-care device correlated with fibrinogen level in postpartum haemorrhages. DESIGN Prospective observational study. POPULATION AND SETTING Ninety-one women at the third trimester of pregnancy: 37 with postpartum haemorrhage (study(More)
We analysed changes in coagulation during normal pregnancy with a novel point-of-care device based on thrombelastometry (ROTEM). We compared the results obtained with those of standard coagulation tests in 104 patients: 20 non-pregnant women (controls) and 84 women in the first (T1, n = 17), second (T2, n = 9) and third (T3, n = 58) trimesters of pregnancy.(More)
AIM Criteria to prolong resuscitation after cardiac arrest (CA) induced by complete avalanche burial are critical since profound hypothermia could be involved. We sought parameters associated with survival in a cohort of victims of complete avalanche burial. METHODS Retrospective observational study of patients suffering CA on-scene after avalanche burial(More)
OBJECTIVES Tidal expiratory flow limitation (EFL) has been reported in humans with acute lung injury (ALI) and assumed to be associated with small airway closure. Detection of EFL is important because by selecting positive end-expiratory pressure at such a level that EFL is no longer present in the tidal breath, the repeated opening and closure of small(More)