Developmental hemostasis: primary hemostasis and evaluation of platelet function in neonates.

Abstract

Hemostasis is a dynamic process and physiologic concentrations of coagulation proteins gradually increase with gestational age. Nevertheless, the risk for bleeding in term neonates is counterbalanced by the protective effects of physiologic deficiencies of the inhibitors of coagulation. Although laboratory diagnosis of coagulation disorders in infants may… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.siny.2011.07.001

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