Early coagulopathy is an independent predictor of mortality in children after severe trauma.

@article{Whittaker2013EarlyCI,
  title={Early coagulopathy is an independent predictor of mortality in children after severe trauma.},
  author={Brent Whittaker and Sarah C Christiaans and Jessica L Altice and Mike K S Chen and Alfred A. Bartolucci and Charity Morgan and Jeffrey D Kerby and J F Pittet},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={421-6}
}
To determine whether early coagulopathy affects the mortality associated with severe civilian pediatric trauma, trauma patients younger than 18 years admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit from 2001 to 2010 were evaluated. Patients with burns, primary asphyxiation, preexisting bleeding diathesis, lack of coagulation studies, or transferred from other hospitals more than 24 h after injury were excluded. Age, sex, race, mechanism of injury, initial systolic blood pressure, Glasgow Coma Scale… CONTINUE READING
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