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Acute traumatic coagulopathy

Penny S Reynolds, Bernard J Fisher, Jacquelyn McCarter, Christopher Sweeney, Erika J Martin, Paul Middleton, Matthew Ellenberg, Evan Fowler, Donald F Brophy, Alpha A Fowler, Bruce D Spiess, Ramesh Natarajan
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and inflammation induced by hemorrhagic shock and traumatic injury are associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Vitamin C (VitC) is an antioxidant with potential protective effects on the pro-inflammatory and pro-coagulant pathways. We hypothesized that high-dose VitC administered as a supplement to fluid resuscitation would attenuate inflammation, coagulation dysfunction, and end-organ tissue damage in a swine model of polytrauma and hemorrhage. METHODS: Male Sinclair swine (n = 24; mean body weight 27 kg) were anesthetized, intubated, mechanically ventilated, and instrumented for physiological monitoring...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Ehsan Akbari, Saeed Safari, Hamidreza Hatamabadi
INTRODUCTION: The debate on replacing coagulation factors and its effect on the final outcome of the patients with acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) in need of transfusion is still ongoing. Therefore, the present study is designed with the aim of comparing the outcome of patients with acute traumatic coagulopathies receiving fibrinogen and fresh frozen plasma (FFP). METHODS: In this quasi-experimental randomized controlled study, patients with severe blunt trauma (ISS>16) and in need of packed cells transfusion were divided into 3 groups of receiving fibrinogen, receiving FFP, and control, and their final outcome was compared...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ajit Sarnaik, Nikki Miller Ferguson, A M Iqbal O'Meara, Shruti Agrawal, Akash Deep, Sandra Buttram, Michael J Bell, Stephen R Wisniewski, James F Luther, Adam L Hartman, Monica S Vavilala
BACKGROUND: Although small series have suggested that younger age is associated with less favorable outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), confounders and biases have limited our understanding of this relationship. We hypothesized that there would be an association between age and mortality in children within an ongoing observational, cohort study. METHODS: The first 200 subjects from the Approaches and Decisions for Acute Pediatric TBI trial were eligible for this analysis (inclusion criteria: severe TBI (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score ≤ 8], age 18 years, and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor placed; exclusion: pregnancy)...
February 23, 2018: Neurocritical Care
Dhara P Amin, Michael N Cooper, Kim I Newton
BACKGROUND: Lingual hematoma (LH) is a relatively uncommon entity seen after both medical and traumatic etiologies. Regardless of the cause, the feared complication is acute airway obstruction. CASE REPORT: Our case involves a 39-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department via emergency medical services with an enlarging LH after an unwitnessed fall, suspected to be an alcohol withdrawal seizure. The bleeding was likely exacerbated by previously undiagnosed thrombocytopenia...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ma-Jing Feng, Wei-Bin Ning, Wei Wang, Zhong-Hua Lv, Xin-Bing Liu, Yong Zhu, Wei Gao, Hong-Ze Jin, Shu-Shan Gao
BACKGROUND: S100A12 is related to acute brain injury and inflammation. We investigated the clinical prognostic value of serum S100A12 in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS: Serum S100A12, S100B, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) concentrations were measured in 102 healthy controls and 102 sTBI patients. We recorded 30-day mortality and in-hospital major adverse events (IMAEs) including acute lung injury, acute traumatic coagulopathy, progressive hemorrhagic injury and posttraumatic cerebral infarction...
January 31, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Venencia Albert, Arulselvi Subramanian, Deepak Agrawal, Hara Prasad Pati, Siddhartha Datta Gupta, Asok Kumar Mukhopadhyay
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the difference in plasma levels of syndecan-1 (due to glycocalyx degradation) and soluble thrombomodulin (due to endothelial damage) in isolated severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with/without early coagulopathy. A secondary objective was to compare the effects of the degree of TBI endotheliopathy on hospital mortality among patients with TBI-associated coagulopathy (TBI-AC). METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on isolated severe TBI (sTBI) patients with Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) ≤8 less than 12 h after injury admitted to a level I trauma centre...
January 16, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
Mark H Yazer, Andrew P Cap, Philip C Spinella, Louis Alarcon, Darrell J Triulzi
Building on the successful military experience, interest has been rekindled in transfusing whole blood (WB) early in the resuscitation of traumatically injured civilians, often before their ABO group is known. WB efficiently provides treatment for shock and coagulopathy, as well as platelet hemostatic function, to patients losing large volumes of blood. Unlike group O uncrossmatched red blood cells (RBCs), group O WB contains a substantial amount of plasma, which is incompatible with the RBCs of all non-group O recipients...
January 14, 2018: Transfusion
Lewis S Gall, Ross A Davenport
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The role of antifibrinolytics in trauma haemorrhage and early coagulopathy remains controversial with respect to patient selection, dosage, timing of treatment, and risk of thrombotic complications. This review presents our current understanding of the mechanisms of fibrinolysis in trauma, diagnostic evaluation, and the evidence base for treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Excessive fibrinolysis following severe injury is a major component of acute traumatic coagulopathy and contributes to the high mortality from trauma haemorrhage...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Qiang Yuan, Jian Yu, Xing Wu, Yi-Rui Sun, Zhi-Qi Li, Zhuo-Ying Du, Xue-Hai Wu, Jin Hu
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy is commonly observed after traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, it is not known whether using the standard independent predictors in conjunction with coagulation tests would improve their prognostic value. We determined the incidence of TBI-associated coagulopathy in patients with isolated TBI (iTBI), evaluated the prognostic value of coagulation tests for in-hospital mortality, and tested their predictive power for in-hospital mortality in patients with iTBI...
January 5, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Xiaowu Wu, Daniel N Darlington, Robbie K Montgomery, Bin Liu, Jeffrey D Keesee, Michael R Scherer, Avi Benov, Jacob Chen, Andrew P Cap
The in vitro haemostatic functions of fresh whole blood (FWB) are well preserved after cold storage. This study aimed to determine whether platelets derived from FWB and stored whole blood (SWB) contribute to clot formation in tissue injury after transfusion into coagulopathic rats with polytrauma/haemorrhage (T/H). The rats were resuscitated 1 h after trauma with FWB or SWB collected from green fluorescence protein (GFP) transgenic rats. After transfusion, a liver incision was made and the tissue was collected 10 min after injury to identify GFP+ platelets by immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: British Journal of Haematology
Junya Tsurukiri, Shoichi Ohta, Akira Hoshiai, Hidefumi Sano, Eitaro Okumura, Nobuhiko Tsubouchi, Hiroyuki Konishi, Tetsuo Yukioka
Trauma patients with uncontrolled hemorrhage encountering coagulopathy are often associated with poor outcome. Recently, the concept of damage control interventional radiology, which focuses on "speedy stoppage of bleeding" by interventional radiology among trauma patients with hemodynamic instability and acute traumatic coagulopathy, was proposed as an alternative to damage control surgery. N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) has been used as a liquid embolic agent in various non-traumatic situations, where it has been shown to have a high technical success rate and low recurrent bleeding rate, especially in patients with coagulopathy...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
Antònia Bonet, Zoilo Madrazo, Maylin Koo, Israel Otero, Montserrat Mallol, Irene Macia, Luciano Ramirez, Antoni Sabaté
INTRODUCTION: About 25-35% of polytraumatized patients have a profound alteration of hemostasis on arrival at the hospital (acute traumatic coagulopathy [CAT]). Viscoelastic tests (ROTEM(®)) measure the hemostatic capacity and provide an early detection of CAT. The objectives of this study are to describe the initial thromboelastogram of these patients and to determine the prevalence of CAT according to predefined thromboelastographic profiles. METHODS: Single-center, observational, prospective study in polytraumatic patients...
October 27, 2017: Cirugía Española
Philip F Stahel, Clay C Burlew, Ernest E Moore
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Complex traumatic pelvic ring disruptions are associated with a high mortality rate due to associated retroperitoneal hemorrhage, traumatic-hemorrhagic shock, and postinjury coagulopathy. The present review provides an update on current management strategies to improve survival rates form hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently published international consensus guidelines have attempted to standardize the classification of hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries and provided classification-based management algorithms for acute resuscitation and pelvic ring stabilization...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Alisheba Hurwitz, Richard Massone, Bernard L Lopez
Emergency medicine practitioners treat bleeding patients on a regular basis. Disorders of hemostasis are an additional challenge in these patients but can be assessed and managed in a systematic fashion. Of particular importance to the emergency clinician are the iatrogenic causes of abnormal hemostasis. Other acquired causes of abnormal hemostasis include renal disease, immune thrombocytopenia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic uremic syndrome, acquired coagulation factor inhibitors, acute traumatic coagulopathy, liver disease, and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy...
December 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
Magdalene Brooke, Atul Patel, Federico Castro-Moure, Gregory P Victorino
BACKGROUND: Rapidly resolving acute subdural hematomas (RRASDHs) have been described in case reports and case series but are still poorly understood. We hypothesized that a cohort analysis would confirm previously reported predictors of RRASDH including coagulopathy, additional intracranial hemorrhage, and low-density band on imaging. We also hypothesized that rapid resolution would be associated with improved trauma outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed all nonoperative acute subdural hematomas (ASDHs) treated at our center from 2011 to 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Jakob Stensballe, Hanne H Henriksen, Pär I Johansson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to discuss the recent developments in trauma-induced coagulopathy and the evolvement of goal-directed therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mortality from major trauma continues to be a worldwide problem, and massive haemorrhage remains a major cause in 40% of potentially preventable trauma deaths. Development of trauma-induced coagulopathy challenges 25-35% of the patients further increasing trauma mortality. The pathophysiology of coagulopathy in trauma reflects at least two distinct mechanisms: Acute traumatic coagulopathy, consisting of endogenous heparinization, activation of the protein C pathway, hyperfibrinolysis and platelet dysfunction, and resuscitation associated coagulopathy...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshinori Kosaki, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Taihei Yamada, Kohei Tsukahara, Hiromichi Naito, Takaaki Osako, Atsunori Nakao
Worldwide, hemorrhagic shock in major trauma remains a major potentially preventable cause of death. Controlling bleeding and subsequent coagulopathy is a big challenge. Immediate assessment of unidentified bleeding sources is essential in blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. Chest/pelvic X-ray in conjunction with ultrasonography have been established classically as initial diagnostic imaging modalities to identify the major sources of internal bleeding including intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage related to pelvic fracture...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
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December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Ryuta Nakae, Shoji Yokobori, Yasuhiro Takayama, Kentaro Kuwamoto, Yasutaka Naoe, Hiroyuki Yokota
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and old age have been associated with poor outcomes in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients; however, the relationships of coagulopathy and age with the acute phase of TBI remain unclear. We hypothesized that coagulation/fibrinolytic abnormalities are more severe in older patients in the acute phase of TBI and may explain, in part, their poor outcome. METHODS: We analyzed the relationship between coagulation/fibrinolytic parameters and age in the acute phase of TBI by retrospectively evaluating 274 patients with initial blood samples obtained no more than 1 hour after injury...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
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