Incidence of bleeding following invasive procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia and advanced liver disease.

@article{Giannini2010IncidenceOB,
  title={Incidence of bleeding following invasive procedures in patients with thrombocytopenia and advanced liver disease.},
  author={Edoardo Giovanni Giannini and Alfredo Greco and Simona Marenco and Enzo Andorno and U. Valente and Vincenzo Savarino},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2010},
  volume={8 10},
  pages={899-902; quiz e109}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Patients with advanced liver disease often undergo invasive procedures, so the combination of thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, and bleeding should be carefully assessed. We evaluated the prevalence of thrombocytopenia in a series of patients with liver cirrhosis who were being evaluated for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and determined the number of invasive procedures and procedure-related incidences of bleeding in patients with thrombocytopenia. METHODS We studied… CONTINUE READING