Thrombelastography and tromboelastometry in assessing coagulopathy in trauma

  title={ Thrombelastography and tromboelastometry in assessing coagulopathy in trauma},
  author={P{\"a}r Ingemar Johansson and Trine Stissing and Louise Bochsen and Sisse Rye Ostrowski},
  booktitle={Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine},
Death due to trauma is the leading cause of lost life years worldwide, with haemorrhage being responsible for 30-40% of trauma mortality and accounting for almost 50% of the deaths the initial 24 h. On admission, 25-35% of trauma patients present with coagulopathy, which is associated with a several-fold increase in morbidity and mortality. The recent introduction of haemostatic control resuscitation along with emerging understanding of acute post-traumatic coagulability, are important means to… CONTINUE READING
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