Bleeding after intermittent or continuous r-hirudin during CVVH

  title={Bleeding after intermittent or continuous r-hirudin during CVVH},
  author={Hartmut Kern and Sabine Ziemer and Wolfgang J. Kox},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Objective: To demonstrate bleeding complications encountered in patients after cardiac surgery on continous venovenous haemofiltration (CVVH) treated with continuous versus intermittent r-hirudin for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) type II.¶Design: Case description.¶Setting: Cardiothoracic intensive care unit at a university hospital.¶Patients: 5 consecutive patients with proven HIT type II on CVVH after major cardiac surgery.¶Interventions: Recombinant hirudin (r-hirudin) was given… CONTINUE READING

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