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Acute coagulopathy of trauma

Nasim Shahidi Hamedani, Heiko Rühl, Julia Janina Zimmermann, Tim Heiseler, Johannes Oldenburg, Günter Mayer, Bernd Pötzsch, Jens Müller
Activated protein C (APC) is a critical regulator of thrombin formation and thereby protects against thrombosis. On the other hand, overwhelming formation of APC increases the risk of bleeding such as in trauma-induced coagulopathy. Thus, pharmacological inhibition of APC activity may improve blood clottability in certain clinical situations. In this study, we demonstrate that the DNA aptamer HS02-52G binds with fast onset (1.118 ± 0.013 × 10(5) M(-1) s(-1)) to APC and possesses a long residence time of 13...
October 13, 2016: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
Dara L Gottlieb, Jennifer Prittie, Yekaterina Buriko, Kenneth E Lamb
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) in dogs and cats following blunt trauma and to relate coagulation variables with injury severity and admission variables. DESIGN: Prospective, single center, observational study from 2013 to 2014. SETTING: Urban private referral hospital. ANIMALS: Eighteen and 19 client-owned dogs and cats, respectively, sustaining blunt trauma within 8 hours of presentation without prior resuscitation; 17 healthy staff and client-owned control cats METHODS: Blood samples were collected upon presentation for measurement of blood gas, lactate, blood glucose, ionized calcium, PCV, total plasma protein, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, platelet count, and thromboelastography...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Brandon W Godfrey, Ashley Martin, Paul J Chestovich, Gordon H Lee, Nichole K Ingalls, Vilas Saldanha
INTRODUCTION: Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) are the primary wounding mechanism for casualties in Operation Enduring Freedom. Patients can sustain devastating traumatic amputations, which are unlike injuries seen in the civilian trauma sector. This is a database analysis of the largest patient registry of multiple traumatic amputations. METHODS: The Joint Theater Trauma Registry was queried for patients with a traumatic amputation from 2009 to 2012. Data obtained included the Injury Severity Score (ISS), Glasgow Coma Score (GCS), blood products, transfer from theatre, and complications including DVT, PE, infection (Acinetobacter and fungal), acute renal failure, and rhabdomyolysis...
August 17, 2016: Injury
Keyvan Eghbal, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand
BACKGROUND: Several injuries in cervical region as complications of acupuncture have been previously reported in the literature including cord and medulla oblongata injuries, subdural empyema and cervical hematoma. Spinal cord subdural hematoma is a rare condition mainly associated with coagulopathy, trauma and iatrogenic procedures. We herein report an acute cervical subdural hematoma following cervical acupuncture for neck and shoulder pain. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 74-year-old woman presented with progressive quadriparesis and sensory deficit after receiving acupuncture in neck and shoulder...
August 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Y E Chee, S E Liu, M G Irwin
Management of acute coagulopathy and blood loss during major vascular procedures poses a significant haemostatic challenge to anaesthetists. The acute coagulopathy is multifactorial in origin with tissue injury and hypotension as the precipitating factors, followed by dilution, hypothermia, acidemia, hyperfibrinolysis and systemic inflammatory response, all acting as a self-perpetuating spiral of events. The problem is confounded by the high prevalence of antithrombotic agent use in these patients and intraoperative heparin administration...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Ashley N Bartels, Cory Johnson, Julie Lewis, James W Clevenger, Stephen L Barnes, Richard D Hammer, Salman Ahmad
BACKGROUND: The mechanism of platelet dysfunction in acute traumatic coagulopathy is unknown. Traumatic brain injury is hypothesized as a cause, while some investigators presume platelets become "exhausted." We hypothesized that platelet hyperstimulation and consumption resulting from trauma leads to decreased platelet function secondary to depletion of platelet granules. METHODS: Twenty-five trauma patients were divided into traumatic brain injury and no traumatic brain injury groups...
October 2016: Surgery
N Schäfer, A Driessen, U Bauerfeind, M Fröhlich, J Ofir, E K Stürmer, M Maegele
OBJECTIVES: To analyse which fibrinogen source may improve coagulation using an in vitro 33% dilutional coagulopathy model. BACKGROUND: Uncritical volume resuscitation in the context of trauma haemorrhage contributes to the iatrogenic arm of the acute trauma-induced coagulopathy through dilution and depletion of coagulation factors, with fibrinogen reaching critical levels first. MATERIALS AND METHODS: By using an experimental model of 33% dilutional coagulopathy, we have analysed which fibrinogen source may exert superior effects on improving haemocoagulative capacities and correcting depleted fibrinogen levels...
August 9, 2016: Transfusion Medicine
Natasha van Zyl, Elissa M Milford, Sara Diab, Kimble Dunster, Peter McGiffin, Stephen G Rayner, Andrew Staib, Michael C Reade, John F Fraser
INTRODUCTION: Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is an endogenous coagulopathy that develops following tissue injury and shock. The pathogenesis of ATC remains poorly understood, with platelet dysfunction, activation of the protein C pathway, and endothelial glycocalyx shedding all hypothesized to contribute to onset. The primary aim of this study was to develop an ovine model of traumatic coagulopathy, with a secondary aim of assessing proposed pathophysiological mechanisms within this model...
October 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Lin Xu, Kun Zhao, Xiao Shen, Xin-Xin Fan, Kai Ding, Ren-Min Liu, Feng Wang
BACKGROUND As an extracellularly released mediator, high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) initiates sterile inflammation following severe trauma. Serum HMGB1 levels correlate well with acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) in trauma patients, which is independently associated with higher mortality. We investigated the involvement of HMGB1 in ATC through blocking extracellular HMGB1. MATERIAL AND METHODS The ATC model was induced by polytrauma and hemorrhage in male Sprague-Dawley rats, which were randomly assigned to sham, ATC, and ATCH (ATC with HMGB1 blockade) groups...
2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Hiroshi Deguchi, Ranjeet K Sinha, Patrizia Marchese, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Jevgenia Zilberman-Rudenko, Owen J T McCarty, Mitchell J Cohen, John H Griffin
To test the hypothesis that skeletal muscle myosins can directly influence blood coagulation and thrombosis, ex vivo studies of the effects of myosin on thrombogenesis in fresh human blood were conducted. Addition of myosin to blood augmented the thrombotic responses of human blood flowing over collagen-coated surfaces (300 s(-1) shear rate). Perfusion of human blood over myosin-coated surfaces also caused fibrin and platelet deposition, evidencing myosin's thrombogenicity. Myosin markedly enhanced thrombin generation in both platelet rich plasma and platelet poor plasma, indicating that myosin promoted thrombin generation in plasma primarily independent of platelets...
July 15, 2016: Blood
Robert T Gerhardt, Elon Glassberg, John B Holcomb, Robert L Mabry, Martin B Schreiber, Philip C Spinella
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled major hemorrhage and delayed evacuation remain substantial contributors to potentially survivable combat death, along with mission, environment, terrain, logistics, and hostile action. Life-saving interventions and the onset of acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) may also contribute. OBJECTIVE: Analyze US casualty records from the DoD Trauma Registry, using International Normalized Ratio (INR) of 1.5 for onset of ATC. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study from September 2007 to June 2011, inclusive...
September 2016: Shock
Justin J J Watson, Shibani Pati, Martin A Schreiber
Traumatic hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death after trauma. Early transfusion of plasma and balanced transfusion have been shown to optimize survival, mitigate the acute coagulopathy of trauma and restore the endothelial glycocalyx. There are a myriad of plasma formulations available worldwide including: fresh frozen plasma, thawed plasma, liquid plasma, plasma frozen within 24 hours and lyophilized plasma. Significant equipoise exists in the literature regarding the optimal plasma formulation...
July 1, 2016: Shock
Kiranpreet Kaur, Mamta Bhardwaj, Prashant Kumar, Suresh Singhal, Tarandeep Singh, Sarla Hooda
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is one of the catastrophic complications of pregnancy in which amniotic fluid, fetal cells, hair, or other debris enters into the maternal pulmonary circulation, causing cardiovascular collapse. Etiology largely remains unknown, but may occur in healthy women during labour, during cesarean section, after abnormal vaginal delivery, or during the second trimester of pregnancy. It may also occur up to 48 hours post-delivery. It can also occur during abortion, after abdominal trauma, and during amnio-infusion...
April 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Mitchell Jay Cohen, S Ariane Christie
Coagulopathy following injury is common and it predicts poor outcomes and increased mortality. For many decades, coagulopathy in trauma was considered as an iatrogenic phenomenon, and clinical practice focused on a resuscitation strategy using large volume crystalloid and packed red blood cells. The discovery of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy as a distinct pathophysiologic state coupled with a transition towards balanced product resuscitation has fundamentally changed the paradigm of trauma care and represents one of the most active areas of current research in the field of trauma...
May 19, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Alex P Di Battista, Sandro B Rizoli, Brandon Lejnieks, Arimie Min, Maria Y Shiu, Henry T Peng, Andrew J Baker, Michael G Hutchison, Nathan Churchill, Kenji Inaba, Bartolomeu B Nascimento, Airton Leonardo de Oliveira Manoel, Andrew Beckett, Shawn G Rhind
BACKGROUND: Acute coagulopathy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves a complex multifactorial hemostatic response that is poorly characterized. OBJECTIVES: To examine early posttraumatic alterations in coagulofibrinolytic, endothelial, and inflammatory blood biomarkers in relation to sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and 6-month patient outcomes, using multivariate partial least-squares (PLS) analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicenter observational study of 159 adult isolated TBI patients admitted to the emergency department at an urban level I trauma center, was performed...
September 2016: Shock
Christiaan N Mamczak, Megan Maloney, Braxton Fritz, Bryan Boyer, Scott Thomas, Ed Evans, Victoria A Ploplis, Francis J Castellino, Jonathon McCollester, Mark Walsh
OBJECTIVES: To describe the adjunctive use of thromboelastography (TEG) in directing initial blood component therapy resuscitation of patients with polytrauma with acute pelvic/acetabular fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort review. SETTING: Level-2 trauma center. PATIENTS: Forty adult trauma activations with acute pelvic and/or acetabular fractures were treated with standard fracture care and TEG with adjuvant platelet mapping (TEG/PM) analysis to guide their initial 24-hour resuscitation...
June 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Hideki Yasui, Deborah L Donahue, Mark Walsh, Francis J Castellino, Victoria A Ploplis
Acute lung injury (ALI) and systemic coagulopathy are serious complications of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that frequently lead to poor clinical outcomes. Although the release of tissue factor (TF), a potent initiator of the extrinsic pathway of coagulation, from the injured brain is thought to play a key role in coagulopathy after TBI, its function in ALI following TBI remains unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the systemic appearance of TF correlated with the ensuing coagulopathy that follows TBI in ALI using an anesthetized rat blunt trauma TBI model...
July 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Angelo D'alessandro, Travis Nemkov, Hunter B Moore, Ernest E Moore, Matthew Wither, Trevor Nydam, Annie Slaughter, Christopher C Silliman, Anirban Banerjee, Kirk C Hansen
BACKGROUND: Water-soluble components in mesenteric lymph have been implicated in the pathophysiology of acute lung injury and distal organ failure following trauma and haemorrhagic shock. Proteomics analyses have recently shown similarities and specificities of post-trauma/haemorrhagic shock lymph and plasma. We hypothesise that the metabolic phenotype of post-trauma/haemorrhagic shock mesenteric lymph and plasma share common metabolites, but are also characterised by unique features that differentiate these two fluids...
May 2016: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
Xiaowu Wu, Martin G Schwacha, Michael A Dubick, Andrew P Cap, Daniel N Darlington
BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury (ALI) has been observed clinically after severe trauma. We have recently developed a rat model of polytrauma that shows evidence of multi-organ failure and coagulopathy. In this study, we investigate whether ALI occurs after severe trauma and resuscitation, and the cellular mechanisms involved. METHODS: Polytrauma and hemorrhage was induced in anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats. Five groups were prepared: control, no resuscitation, and resuscitation with Lactated Ringer (LR), fresh whole blood or whole blood stored 7days at 4°C...
September 2016: Shock
Armonde A Baghdanian, Arthur H Baghdanian, Maria Khalid, Anthony Armetta, Christina A LeBedis, Stephan W Anderson, Jorge A Soto
Damage control surgery (DCS) is a limited exploratory laparotomy that is performed in unstable trauma patients who, without immediate intervention, would acutely decompensate. Patients usually present with shock physiology and metabolic derangements including acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy. Delayed medical correction of these metabolic derangements leads to an irreversible state of coagulopathic hemorrhagic shock and inevitable patient demise. Therefore, once a patient meets DCS criteria, a limited exploratory laparotomy is performed to stabilize life-threatening injury and expedite initiation of medical resuscitation in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
October 2016: Emergency Radiology
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