Acute traumatic coagulopathy in the setting of isolated traumatic brain injury: Definition, incidence and outcomes.

@article{Epstein2014AcuteTC,
  title={Acute traumatic coagulopathy in the setting of isolated traumatic brain injury: Definition, incidence and outcomes.},
  author={Daniel S. Epstein and Biswadev Mitra and Peter Alistair Cameron and Mark Fitzgerald and Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  pages={
          1-5
        }
}
Background and objectives. Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) has been reported in the setting of isolated traumatic brain injury (iTBI) and associated with poor outcomes. Among patients with iTBI, we aimed to select an appropriate definition of ATC, outline the incidence of ATC and examine clinical variables associated with ATC. Methods. A retrospective review of The Alfred Trauma Registry was conducted and patients with iTBI (head AIS [Abbreviated Injury Score] ≥ 3 and all other body regions… CONTINUE READING
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