Subsequent development of thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy in moderate and severe head injury: support for serial laboratory examination.

@article{Carrick2005SubsequentDO,
  title={Subsequent development of thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy in moderate and severe head injury: support for serial laboratory examination.},
  author={Matthew Carrick and Alan H. Tyroch and Cortney A Youens and Taylor Handley},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2005},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={725-9; discussion 729-30}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk for secondary brain insults such as thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy. This study assessed the development of thrombocytopenia and coagulopathy at admission and within the subsequent 72 hours after TBI. METHODS Blunt trauma patients with moderate or severe TBI and an extracranial Abbreviated Injury Scale score less than 3 were reviewed. Data collection included initial and subsequent prothrombin time… CONTINUE READING