Pre-anaesthetic assessment of coagulation abnormalities in obstetric patients: usefulness, timing and clinical implications.

@article{Simon1997PreanaestheticAO,
  title={Pre-anaesthetic assessment of coagulation abnormalities in obstetric patients: usefulness, timing and clinical implications.},
  author={Lionel Simon and T. Negri Santi and Paul Sacquin and Jamil Hamza},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={
          678-83
        }
}
The usefulness and optimal timing of laboratory coagulation tests before obstetric extradural analgesia are controversial. Moreover, the significance of mild coagulation abnormalities during pregnancy remains unclear. We have assessed the reliability of coagulation tests performed several weeks before delivery as predictors of coagulation abnormalities during labour. Platelet count, plasma fibrinogen concentration, prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) were… CONTINUE READING

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