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Abruptio placentae and disseminated intravascular coagulation: use of thrombelastography and sonoclot analysis.
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PMID:  15636956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case in which thrombelastography (TEG) and Sonoclot analysis were used for diagnosis and treatment decisions in a patient with abruptio placentae and disseminated intravascular coagulation. In addition to providing enough information for evaluation and treatment of this patient, the TEG and Sonoclot results were obtained more quickly, with smaller blood samples and with less expense to the patient in comparison to the standard coagulation tests in our institution. Although the TEG and Sonoclot results were assessed independently of the other test and each provided similar information in this case, the TEG may be the preferred tool in evaluating coagulopathies, based on computerization and strong literature support.
Authors:
P L Steer; B E Finley; L A Blumenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obstetric anesthesia     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0959-289X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-07     Completed Date:  2005-05-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200430     Medline TA:  Int J Obstet Anesth     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-33     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas 66160-7415, USA.
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