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Evaluation of the Prothrombin Time, aPTT, and Platelet Count in the Bleeding Infant.
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PMID:  21729857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A CAREFUL COLLECTION AND review of clinical and laboratory data are imperative when evaluating a neonate with unexplained bleeding, petechiae, or a family history of bleeding.1 A prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT ), and a blood platelet count should constitute the initial diagnostic workup for an infant with abnormal bleeding.2,3 This column reviews the coagulation pathways, PT, aPTT , platelet function, normal lab values, and the application of the lab values to the infant in the NICU.
Rebecca L Hunt
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1539-2880     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  2011-07-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-6     Citation Subset:  N    
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