Search Tag: coagulopathy

ICU Management

Pathophysiology of Trauma and Revised European Trauma Guidelines

2019 26 Sep

The fifth edition of the European Trauma Treatment Guidelines that have already been cited 1650 times and downloaded from the original home page nearly 600,000 times.   The European trauma treatment guidelines have significantly changed the treatment modalities of trauma patients around the world. The guidelines have also been endorsed... Read more

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Coagulopathy During Cardiac Surgery: The Role of Factor Concentrates

2019 26 Sep

The EACTS/EACTA Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.   The EACTS/EACTA guidelines were published jointly by the Society of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Cardiac Surgery for patient blood management. In the bleeding patient with a low fibrinogen level (<1.5 g/L), fibrinogen substitution may be considered to reduce... Read more

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Implementation of a revised trauma management protocol

2018 16 Oct

Goal-directed therapy of coagulopathy is recommended for trauma patients. Can guidelines direct our strategy? When presented with bleeding trauma patients, our management strategy may be directed by guidelines, e.g. the European trauma guideline (Rossaint et al. 2016). This recommends treatment with fibrinogen concentrate or cryoprecipitate... Read more

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Management of bleeding in visceral surgery and liver transplantation

2018 01 Jun

The implementation of patient blood management programmes led to reduced blood product usage. However, haemorrhage secondary to major surgery remains a major cause of potentially preventable death. Considering the heterogeneity of procedures and technical approaches, it is not surprising that the bleeding risk stratification for visceral surgery... Read more