Robert M Craft

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Posttraumatic coagulopathy is a major cause of morbidity. This prospective study evaluated the thrombelastography (TEG) system and PlateletMapping (Haemoscope Corporation, Niles, Ill) values posttrauma, and it correlated those values with transfusions and fatalities. After institutional review board approval, assays were performed on 161 trauma patients.(More)
Platelet function was evaluated before and after clopidogrel therapy in 50 cardiology candidates scheduled for intervention; results were averaged from optical platelet aggregation with 2 significantly correlated point-of-care instruments, Thrombelastograph and Ichor PlateletWorks. Although this was a limited study with few complications, the failure of(More)
Clinically monitoring recovery from clopidogrel and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) inhibition requires whole blood assays corresponding to a standard methodology such as platelet-rich plasma aggregation monitored optically (OPA). We compared OPA, using an ED 50 dose of adenosine diphosphate activation, with 2 whole blood assays, Plateletworks(More)
Flow cytometry, singlet platelet counting, and optical aggregation have been used to monitor clopidogrel and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GPIIb/IIIa) platelet antagonists. Optical aggregation is considered the gold standard, but neither it nor flow cytometry is convenient in larger-scale clinical studies or point-of-care systems. Singlet platelet counting, a(More)
Optical platelet aggregation (OPA) with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) was compared with a Thrombelastograph (TEG) whole blood assay for monitoring arachidonic acid (AA)-induced platelet activation. Assays were performed on 47 interventional cardiology and 24 general surgery patients receiving aspirin therapy for cardiovascular disease, as well as 48 volunteers(More)
INTRODUCTION We have previously defined aspirin resistance detected by TEG PlateletMapping using arachidonic acid (AA). This aspirin resistance is observed as platelet activation (>20%) by AA in whole blood, even though the isolated platelets are inhibited by aspirin. This platelet activation in whole blood is due to a transcellular pathway mediated by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, functional, and morphologic characteristics of platelets in Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs (Cavaliers). MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood from 69 clinically normal Cavaliers was collected and anticoagulated with ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA) and citrate. Automated and manual platelet(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available regarding the perioperative management of cardiac rhythm management devices (CRMDs) exposed to intraoperative electromagnetic interference. We postulated that implementation of a simple, standardized approach to CRMD management using our own institution's Pacing And Cardioverting Electronic Devices peri-Operative(More)
BACKGROUND Aspirin-resistant platelet activation in whole blood is attributable to a transcellular pathway not detected by isolated platelet aggregometry. Aspirin resistance as defined by urinary thromboxane levels is associated with increased risk for myocardial infarction or cardiac death. Whole blood point-of-care assays may also detect aspirin(More)
The anticoagulant effect of enoxaparin is readily observed by Thrombelastography (TEG), particularly on the reaction time (R) to form a clot, and is completely reversed by heparinase. In this study, recalcified citrated whole blood with heparinase (CNHR) and without (CNR), along with TEG R time, was used to derive a delta R (CNR-CNHR). This delta R (DeltaR)(More)