Time course of coagulopathy in isolated severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{Lustenberger2010TimeCO,
  title={Time course of coagulopathy in isolated severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Thomas Lustenberger and Peep Talving and Leslie M Kobayashi and Kenji Inaba and Lydia W. K. Lam and David S. Plurad and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={924-8}
}
BACKGROUND Time aspects of coagulopathy following severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) are ill defined throughout the literature. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the time course of coagulopathy following isolated sTBI and its relationship to in-hospital outcomes. METHODS Retrospective analysis of patients sustaining isolated sTBI (head AIS 3, extracranial injuries AIS < 3). TBI coagulopathy was defined as thrombocytopenia and/or elevated international normalised ratio (INR) and/or… CONTINUE READING
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