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Haemostatic and cranial computed tomography characteristics in patients with acute and delayed coagulopathy after isolated traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22721350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the development of coagulopathy at different stages after isolated traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with distinct cranial computed tomography characteristics.
RESEARCH DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in 226 patients with moderate-to-severe isolated TBI who were categorized as subjects without coagulopathy or with acute temporary, acute sustained or delayed coagulopathy.
METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Coagulopathy was defined as an activated partial thromboplastin time >40 seconds and/or prothrombin time (PT) >1.2 and/or platelet count <120*10(9)l(-1). Cranial CT scans were assigned to the six-point Traumatic Coma Data Bank (TCDB) CT-classification.
MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Coagulopathy occurred in 44% of patients in the first 24-hours post-trauma. Patients with acute, sustained coagulopathy showed a prolonged PT (1.64 ± 0.89) when compared to patients without (1.03 ± 0.07), acute temporary (1.27 ± 0.22) or delayed coagulopathy (1.08 ± 0.06; p < 0.05). Patients with acute temporary or delayed coagulopathy had the worst TCDB CT classification scores, while mortality rates were the highest in patients with sustained or delayed coagulopathy.
CONCLUSIONS: Not only the mere presence of coagulopathy, but also the course of haemostatic alterations following neurotrauma may hold predictive value for patient outcome, irrespective of the severity level of cerebral injury.
Gaby Franschman; Sjoerd Greuters; Wim H Jansen; Linda M Posthuma; Saskia M Peerdeman; Mike P Wattjes; Stephan A Loer; Christa Boer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2013-03-18     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1464-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Coagulation Disorders / blood*,  epidemiology,  radiography*
Brain Injuries / blood*,  epidemiology,  radiography*
Cohort Studies
Middle Aged
Netherlands / epidemiology
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Treatment Outcome

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