Procoagulant activity in patients with isolated severe head trauma.

  title={Procoagulant activity in patients with isolated severe head trauma.},
  author={Ralf Scherer and Philipp Paul Spangenberg},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the degree of regional and systemic coagulation activation soon after isolated severe head injury. DESIGN Prospective, controlled clinical study. SETTING The emergency room and intensive care unit (ICU) of a trauma center in a university hospital serving a population of 5 million people. PATIENTS Twenty-four trauma victims: 20 patients with isolated severe head injury (head trauma group, Glasgow Coma Score of < or =8) and four patients with isolated bone fracture… CONTINUE READING
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