Sep
2002

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.
NATA Rating :
Review by : Aldouri M
NATA Review
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.

– M. Aldouri