Updates in the management of severe coagulopathy in trauma patients.
Lynn M, Jeroukhimov I, Klein Y, Martinowitz U
Intensive Care Med 2002;28(Suppl 2):S241-S247.
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Review by : Aldouri M
This is a very good review on the pathophysiological changes which occur following trauma and the associated coagulopathy. Thrombo-cytopenia, hypotheromia, acidosis, and fibrinolysis are among factors which lead to coagulopathy. Evidence is mounting for the efficacy of rFVIIa in managing bleeding in trauma patients.
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