Serial determinations of platelets, leucocytes and coagulation parameters in surgical septicemia.


The prognostic and therapeutic information obtained by serial determinations of platelets, leucocytes, Normotest (NT), Thrombotest (TT), fibrinogen concentrations and the ethanol gelation test (EGT) was evaluated in 18 surgical patients with septicemia. Nine of these patients died and autopsy revealed a persistent septic focus in all but one. In this last… (More)