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Validating the incidence of coagulopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation in patients with traumatic brain injury ? analysis of 242 cases.
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PMID:  21355766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives:?To estimate the incidence of coagulopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to investigate its relationship to patient outcome. Design:?A prospective observational study. Measurements and main results.?From January 2007 to June 2009, 242 consecutive adult patients with TBI seen in three independent hospitals were recruited. Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) on admission, platelet counts (PLT), prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrinogen (FIB), d-dimer (D-DT) and DIC scores were recorded for each case on admission. Clinical outcome was measured according to the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) at 3 months after injury. Statistical analysis was carried using Student's t-test, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Tudey test. Coagulation abnormalities were present in approximately 50% of patients with TBI. Prolonged PT and increased D-DT and FIB levels occurred in patients with more severe brain injury and poorer outcome, and these findings were statistically significant. Conclusions:?Coagulation changes, particularly the incidence of DIC, may occur within 6 h after TBI and are more pronounced in patients with severe injuries and poor outcome. PT, D-DT levels and more comprehensively a DIC scores may be useful prognostic indicators in patients with TBI.
Yirui Sun; Jianqing Wang; Xing Wu; Caihua Xi; Yanting Gai; Hua Liu; Qiang Yuan; Ersong Wang; Liang Gao; Jin Hu; Liangfu Zhou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1360-046X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
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