Coagulopathy in acute head injury--a study of its role as a prognostic indicator.

@article{Selladurai1997CoagulopathyIA,
  title={Coagulopathy in acute head injury--a study of its role as a prognostic indicator.},
  author={Benedict M Selladurai and M Vickneswaran and Sekhar Duraisamy and Md Shirhan Atan},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={398-404}
}
The aim of this investigation was to determine the prognostic value of coagulation abnormalities in a defined subset of patients with acute head injury. Prothrombin time, accelerated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), thrombin clotting time, fibrinogen assay, platelet count, fibrin degradation products (FDP) were assayed in 204 patients with acute closed head injury. Their values were graded on a score 0-3 and the sum score for each patient regarded as the disseminated intravascular… CONTINUE READING

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