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Serial assessment of the coagulation status of dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia using thromboelastography.
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PMID:  21514858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study investigated the coagulation status of dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia (IMHA) over time. Thirty animals with primary IMHA were blood sampled on three occasions over a 5day period and assays performed included prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time, D-dimer and fibrinogen concentration, antithrombin activity and recalcified unactivated thromboelastography (TEG). Based on TEG, dogs with IMHA were significantly hypercoagulable vs. controls (P<0.001) and over the 5day period, 3/4 of the TEG parameters reflected increased clotting kinetics (P⩽0.02). The 30day survival of these patients was 80% and, at hospital admission, the TEG maximum amplitude (MA) was significantly higher in survivors than non-survivors (P=0.015). Each unit increase in MA was associated with an increased odds of 30day survival of 1.13 (95%; CI 1.02-1.25). Based on TEG, most dogs with IMHA were hypercoagulable on admission and their clotting kinetics increased with time. Relative hypocoagulability identified by TEG at initial assessment was found to be a negative prognostic indicator.
R Goggs; B Wiinberg; M Kjelgaard-Hansen; D L Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary journal (London, England : 1997)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706281     Medline TA:  Vet J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA, UK.
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