Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in children: age-related reference ranges and correlations with standard coagulation tests.

@article{Oswald2010ThromboelastometryI,
  title={Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) in children: age-related reference ranges and correlations with standard coagulation tests.},
  author={Elgar Oswald and Berndt Stalzer and Elke Heitz and Markus Weiss and Markus Schmugge and Alexander Strasak and Petra Innerhofer and Thorsten Haas},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={827-35}
}
BACKGROUND The small sample volume needed and the prompt availability of results make viscoelastic methods like rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) attractive for monitoring coagulation in small children. However, data on reference ranges for ROTEM parameters in children are scarce. METHODS Four hundred and seven children (ASA I and II) undergoing elective surgery were recruited for this prospective, two-centre, observational study. Subjects were grouped as follows: 0-3, 4-12, 13-24 months… CONTINUE READING