Point-of-care versus central laboratory coagulation testing during haemorrhagic surgery. A multicenter study.

@article{Toulon2009PointofcareVC,
  title={Point-of-care versus central laboratory coagulation testing during haemorrhagic surgery. A multicenter study.},
  author={P Toulon and Yves M Ozier and Annick Ankri and M H Fl{\'e}ron and Genevi{\`e}ve Leroux and Charles Marc Samama},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={394-401}
}
Delay in collecting coagulation test results from a central laboratory is one of the critical issues to efficiently control haemostasis during surgery. The aim of this multicenter study was to compare the performance of a point-of-care (POC) device (CoaguChek Pro DM) with the central laboratory-based coagulation testing during haemorrhagic surgery. For this purpose, 93 patients undergoing major surgical procedure were prospectively included in three centers. Blood was drawn from all patients… CONTINUE READING