Coagulation activation after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in spite of thromboembolism prophylaxis

@article{Lindberg2000CoagulationAA,
  title={Coagulation activation after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in spite of thromboembolism prophylaxis},
  author={Fredrik Lindberg and I D Rasmussen and Agneta Siegbahn and David Bergqvist},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={14},
  pages={858-861}
}
Background: The aim of this study was to determine whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), in spite of its minimally invasive nature, causes coagulation activation. Methods: Sixty-four patients undergoing LC were included prospectively. All received either dextran or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). Blood samples taken the morning of the operation and the following morning were analyzed for TAT, FM, fragment 1+2, tPA, PAI-1, vWf, D-dimer, Hb, hematocrit, and APC resistance. Results… CONTINUE READING