Trauma induced hypercoagulablity in pediatric patients.

@article{Ryan2014TraumaIH,
  title={Trauma induced hypercoagulablity in pediatric patients.},
  author={Mark Leo Ryan and Robert M Van Haren and Chad M. Thorson and David M. Andrews and Eduardo de Araujo Perez and Holly Leigh Neville and Juan Antonio Est{\'e}vez Sola and Kenneth G. Proctor},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={
          1295-9
        }
}
PURPOSE Coagulation changes in pediatric trauma patients are not well defined. To fill this gap, we tested the hypothesis that trauma evokes a hypercoagulable response. METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted in hospitalized patients (age 8months to 14years) admitted for trauma or elective surgery. Informed consent was obtained from the parents and informed assent was obtained in patients 7years of age or older. Coagulation changes were evaluated on fresh whole blood using… CONTINUE READING
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