Amy L Duhachek-Stapelman

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Trauma remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States among children aged 1 to 21 years. The most common cause of lethality in pediatric trauma is traumatic brain injury. Early coagulopathy has been commonly observed after severe trauma and is usually associated with severe hemorrhage and/or traumatic brain injury. In contrast to(More)
A 59-year-old white male with carcinoid tumor and hepatic metastases underwent hepatic artery embolization. The patient developed carcinoid crisis and a subsequent transthoracic echocardiogram showed classic findings of carcinoid heart disease along with a dilated hypertrophied right ventricle and severely depressed right ventricular ejection fraction.(More)
BACKGROUND The release of damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) in the extracellular space secondary to injury has been shown to cause systemic activation of the coagulation system and endothelial cell damage. We hypothesized that pediatric trauma patients with increased levels of histone-complexed DNA fragments (hcDNA) would have evidence(More)
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