Hip surgery sequentially induces stress hyperglycaemia and activates coagulation.

  title={Hip surgery sequentially induces stress hyperglycaemia and activates coagulation.},
  author={Jeroen Hermanides and Roeland Huijgen and Ch Pieter Henny and Nadia Haj Mohammad and Joost B. L. Hoekstra and Marcel M. Levi and J. Hans DeVries},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  volume={67 6},
BACKGROUND A frequent complication of orthopaedic procedures is venous thromboembolism (VTE ). Hyperglycaemia has been shown to activate the coagulation system and is associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality. Therefore, we hypothesised that glucose levels increase during orthopaedic surgery and are associated with an activation of the coagulation system. METHODS Nine adult patients undergoing elective hip replacement were included. Venous blood samples were taken before, during… CONTINUE READING
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