Comprehensive evaluation of coagulation in swine subjected to isolated primary blast injury.

@article{Prat2015ComprehensiveEO,
  title={Comprehensive evaluation of coagulation in swine subjected to isolated primary blast injury.},
  author={Nicolas Prat and Robbie Montgomery and Andrew P Cap and Michael A. Dubick and Jean-Claude Sarron and Casimir Destombe and Philippe May and Pascal Magnan},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={598-603}
}
Blast is one of the major causes of injury and death in recent armed conflicts. With increased use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 71% of combat casualties are caused by explosions. Blast injuries can range from primary (caused by shock wave) to quaternary injuries (e.g., burns), and such injuries can result in an acute coagulopathy denoted by a hypocoagulable state. It is not clear if this coagulopathy observed in victims of explosion is caused by local or… CONTINUE READING