Hemostatic abnormalities in patients with closed head injuries and their role in predicting early mortality.

@article{Saggar2009HemostaticAI,
  title={Hemostatic abnormalities in patients with closed head injuries and their role in predicting early mortality.},
  author={Vineet Saggar and Radhey Shyam Mittal and Mehesh Chandra R Vyas},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={1665-8}
}
Abnormalities of blood coagulation are frequently found in patients following traumatic brain injury. Exposure to thromboplastin, which is abundant in brain, plays an important role in initiating coagulopathy. Eighty patients of moderate-to-severe head injury were screened for platelet count, prothombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (a-PPTK), fibrinogen degradation product levels (FDP), D-dimer levels, and disseminated intravascular coagulation scores (DIC), calculated within… CONTINUE READING