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Point of care devices for assessing bleeding and coagulation in the trauma patient.
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PMID:  23351534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Severe trauma is associated with bleeding, coagulopathy, and transfusion of blood and blood products, all contributing to higher rates of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this review is to focus on point-of-care devices to monitor coagulation in trauma. Close monitoring of bleeding and coagulation as well as platelet function in trauma patients allows goal-directed transfusion and an optimization of the patient's coagulation, reduces the exposure to blood products, reduces costs, and probably improves clinical outcome. Noninvasive hemoglobin measurements are not to be used in trauma patients due to a lack in specificity and sensitivity.
Oliver M Theusinger; Jerrold H Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1932-2275     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesthesiol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101273663     Medline TA:  Anesthesiol Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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