Usefulness of thrombelastography in assessment of trauma patient coagulation.

  title={Usefulness of thrombelastography in assessment of trauma patient coagulation.},
  author={Christoph R Kaufmann and K. Dwyer and John D Crews and S J Dols and Arthur L Trask},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={716-20; discussion 720-2}
OBJECTIVE Thrombelastography (TEG) is used to rapidly assess coagulation abnormalities in cardiac and transplant surgery. The purpose of this study was to investigate TEG in the initial assessment of trauma patient coagulation. METHODS TEG was performed on 69 adult blunt trauma patients during their initial evaluation. Demographics, history of inherited coagulopathies, medications, TEG parameters, platelet count, prothrombin time/partial thromboplastin time, Revised Trauma Score (RTS), Injury… CONTINUE READING
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