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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435904/spontaneous-elbow-hemarthrosis-identified-by-point-of-care-ultrasound
#1
David C Mackenzie, Scott McCorvey
Traumatic or spontaneous hemarthroses are an important cause of joint effusions, and can complicate innate or acquired coagulopathies. The elbow is an unusual location for a spontaneous hemarthrosis; we describe a previously unreported case of warfarin-induced spontaneous elbow hemarthrosis, diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound. On the basis of clinical and ultrasound findings arthrocentesis was deferred, and the patient was successfully treated with warfarin reversal and conservative care. Physical examination is unreliable for the detection of a joint effusion, and misdiagnosis and can lead to unnecessary investigation or resource use...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389734/-intensive-care-treatment-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-multiple-trauma-patients-decision-making-for-complex-pathophysiology
#2
H Trimmel, G Herzer, H Schöchl, W G Voelckel
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock due to uncontrolled bleeding are the major causes of death after severe trauma. Mortality rates are threefold higher in patients suffering from multiple injuries and additionally TBI. Factors known to impair outcome after TBI, namely hypotension, hypoxia, hypercapnia, acidosis, coagulopathy and hypothermia are aggravated by the extent and severity of extracerebral injuries. The mainstays of TBI intensive care may be, at least temporarily, contradictory to the trauma care concept for multiple trauma patients...
April 7, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366792/serum-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-concentrations-correlate-with-prognosis-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ding-Bo Yang, Wen-Hua Yu, Xiao-Qiao Dong, Zu-Yong Zhang, Quan Du, Qiang Zhu, Zhi-Hao Che, Hao Wang, Yong-Feng Shen, Li Jiang
BACKGROUND: Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a well-known pro-inflammatory cytokine. Serum MIF concentrations are associated with the severity and prognosis of ischemic stroke. METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, white blood cell (WBC) count and serum concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and MIF among 108 severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and 108 controls were measured...
March 30, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364737/viscoelastic-testing-in-trauma
#4
Mathijs R Wirtz, Holger M Baumann, J Henriëtte Klinkspoor, J Carel Goslings, Nicole P Juffermans
Traumatic-induced coagulopathy (TIC) is a complex condition which develops both as a response to trauma as well as to clinical care interventions. Accurate and timely diagnostics are necessary to enable therapy aimed at correction of TIC. Viscoelastic hemostatic assays (VHA) are increasingly recognized for their potential to diagnose TIC as well as for guidance of treatment. This narrative review focuses on the evidence of the use of VHAs to diagnose TIC, to monitor efficacy of treatment of TIC during bleeding and to prognosticate outcome...
April 1, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361365/acute-non-traumatic-idiopathic-spinal-subdural-hematoma-radiographic-findings-and-surgical-results-with-a-literature-review
#5
Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
PURPOSE: Intraspinal hematoma is a serious condition, and early diagnosis is necessary to permit emergency treatment. Among such hematomas, non-traumatic spinal subdural hematoma is a rare occurrence. We have experienced three patients with surgically proven subdural spinal hematoma, and here we report these cases with a review of their clinical and imaging characteristics. METHODS: All three cases were idiopathic with no history of disease, no coagulopathy, and no trauma...
March 30, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360881/hemostasis-in-intracranial-hemorrhage
#6
REVIEW
Deepak Gulati, Dharti Dua, Michel T Torbey
Spontaneous non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is associated with high morbidity and mortality throughout the world with no proven effective treatment. Majority of hematoma expansion occur within 4 h after symptom onset and is associated with early deterioration and poor clinical outcome. There is a vital role of ultra-early hemostatic therapy in ICH to limit hematoma expansion. Patients at risk for hematoma expansion are with underlying hemostatic abnormalities. Treatment strategy should include appropriate intervention based on the history of use of antithrombotic use or an underlying coagulopathy in patients with ICH...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360248/transfusion-of-red-blood-cells-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injuries-admitted-to-canadian-trauma-health-centres-a-multicentre-cohort-study
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Amélie Boutin, Lynne Moore, François Lauzier, Michaël Chassé, Shane English, Ryan Zarychanski, Lauralyn McIntyre, Donald Griesdale, Dean A Fergusson, Alexis F Turgeon
BACKGROUND: Optimisation of healthcare practices in patients sustaining a traumatic brain injury is of major concern given the high incidence of death and long-term disabilities. Considering the brain's susceptibility to ischaemia, strategies to optimise oxygenation to brain are needed. While red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is one such strategy, specific RBC strategies are debated. We aimed to evaluate RBC transfusion frequency, determinants of transfusions and associated clinical outcomes...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356162/blood-transfusion-and-coagulopathy-in-geriatric-trauma-patients
#8
Brett Mador, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Simon Hollands, Sandro Rizoli
BACKGROUND: Trauma resuscitation has undergone a paradigm shift with new emphasis on the early use of blood products and increased proportions of plasma and platelets. However, it is unclear how this strategy is applied or how effective it is in the elderly population. The study aim is to identify differences in transfusion practices and the coagulopathy of trauma in the elderly. METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on all consecutive patients that met trauma activation criteria at a Level I trauma centre...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347674/serum-thioredoxin-and-in-hospital-major-adverse-events-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#9
Xiao-Qiao Dong, Wen-Hua Yu, Zu-Yong Zhang, Ding-Bo Yang, Quan Du, Hao Wang, Yong-Feng Shen, Li Jiang, Zhi-Hao Che, Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: In-hospital major adverse events (IMAEs), mainly including acute lung injury, acute traumatic coagulopathy, progressive hemorrhagic injury and posttraumatic cerebral infarction, are associated with poor prognosis after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thioredoxin, a potent anti-oxidant, has been identified as an oxidative stress marker. This study was designed to explore the association of serum thioredoxin concentrations with IMAEs of patients with severe TBI. METHODS: This prospective, observational study recruited a total of 108 healthy controls and 108 patients with severe TBI...
March 24, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346965/point-of-care-coagulation-tests-monitoring-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-their-reversal-therapy-state-of-the-art
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Giacomo E Iapichino, Paolo Bianchi, Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) exert similar anticoagulant effects to vitamin K antagonists and are increasingly used worldwide. Nevertheless, an evidence-based approach to patients receiving DOACs when any unplanned urgent surgery or bleeding (either spontaneous or traumatic) occurs is still missing. In this review, we investigate the role of point-of-care coagulation tests when other, more specific tests are not available. Indeed, thromboelastography and activated clotting time can detect dabigatran-induced coagulopathy, while their accuracy is limited for apixaban and rivaroxaban, mostly in cases of low drug plasma concentrations...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338598/characterization-of-distinct-coagulopathic-phenotypes-in-injury-pathway-specific-drivers-and-implications-for-individualized-treatment
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S Ariane Christie, Lucy Z Kornblith, Benjamin M Howard, Amanda S Conroy, Ryan C Kunitake, Mary F Nelson, Carolyn M Hendrickson, Carolyn S Calfee, Rachael A Callcut, Mitchell Jay Cohen
BACKGROUND: International normalized ratio (INR) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT) are used interchangeably to diagnose acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) but reflect disparate activation pathways. In this study we identified injury/patient characteristics and coagulation factors that drive contact pathway, tissue factor pathway (TF), and common pathway dysfunction by examining injured patients with discordant coagulopathies. We hypothesized that patients with INR/PTT discordance reflect differing phenotypes representing contact vs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333829/acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-the-elephant-in-a-room-of-blind-scientists
#12
Michael A Meledeo, Maryanne C Herzig, James A Bynum, Xiaowu Wu, Anand K Ramasubramanian, Daniel N Darlington, Kristin M Reddoch, Andrew P Cap
Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is the failure of coagulation homeostasis that can rapidly arise following traumatic injury, hemorrhage, and shock; it is associated with higher injury severity, coagulation abnormalities, and increased blood transfusions. ATC has historically been defined by a prolonged prothrombin time (PT), although newer, more informative measurements of hemostatic function have been employed to improve diagnosis and support clinical decision making. The underlying biochemical mechanisms of and best practice therapeutics for ATC remain under active investigation because of its significant correlation to poor outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248803/1-1-transfusion-strategies-are-right-for-the-wrong-reasons
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Stephanie A Savage, Ben L Zarzaur, Brian L Brewer, Garrett H Lim, Ali C Martin, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce, Timothy H Pohlman
BACKGROUND: Early assessment of clot function identifies coagulopathies after injury. Abnormalities include a hypercoagulable state from excess thrombin generation, as well as an acquired coagulopathy. Efforts to address coagulopathy have resulted in earlier, aggressive use of plasma emphasizing 1:1 resuscitation. The purpose of this study was to describe coagulopathies in varying hemorrhagic profiles from a cohort of injured patients. METHODS: All injured patients who received at least one unit of packed red blood cells (PRBC) in the first 24 hours of admission from September 2013 to May 2015 were eligible for inclusion...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230635/valproic-acid-modulates-platelet-and-coagulation-function-ex-vivo
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Ted Bambakidis, Simone E Dekker, Ihab Halaweish, Baoling Liu, Vahagn C Nikolian, Patrick E Georgoff, Patryk Piascik, Yongqing Li, Martin Sillesen, Hasan B Alam
Trauma-induced coagulopathy is associated with adverse patient outcome. Animal models demonstrate that histone deacetylase inhibitors, such as valproic acid (VPA), improve survival following injury. While in-vivo data suggest that improved survival may in part be because of an attenuation of coagulopathy, it remains unknown whether this is a direct effect of the drug, or the establishment of an overall prosurvival phenotype. We thus conducted an ex-vivo experiment to determine if VPA has an effect on coagulation and platelet function...
February 21, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219084/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-hyperfibrinolysis-in-trauma-a-european-perspective
#15
Lewis S Gall, Karim Brohi, Ross A Davenport
Fibrinolysis activation occurs almost universally after severe trauma. Systemic hyperfibrinolysis is a key component of acute traumatic coagulopathy and associated with poor clinical outcomes, although controversy exists over optimal treatment strategies. The mechanistic drivers and dynamics of fibrinolytic activation in response to injury and trauma resuscitation are currently unclear. Furthermore, therapeutic triggers are compounded by the lack of a sensitive and rapid diagnostic tool, with discrepancy between hyperfibrinolysis diagnosed by viscoelastic hemostatic assays versus biomarkers for fibrinolysis...
March 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209450/the-effect-of-tranexamic-acid-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Abolfazl Jokar, Koorosh Ahmadi, Tayyebeh Salehi, Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) secondary to TBI is associated with a high risk of coagulopathy which leads to increasing risk of hemorrhage growth and higher mortality rate. Therefore, antifibrinolytic agents such as tranexamic acid (TA) might reduce traumatic ICH. The aim of the present study was to investigate the extent of ICH growth after TA administration in TBI patients. METHODS: This single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted on patients with traumatic ICH (with less than 30 ml) referring to the emergency department of Vali-Asr Hospital, Arak, Iran in 2014...
February 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190445/management-of-neurologic-complications-of-coagulopathies
#17
REVIEW
J D Vanderwerf, M A Kumar
Coagulopathy is common in intensive care units (ICUs). Many physiologic derangements lead to dysfunctional hemostasis; these may be either congenital or acquired. The most devastating outcome of coagulopathy in the critically ill is major bleeding, defined by transfusion requirement, hemodynamic instability, or intracranial hemorrhage. ICU coagulopathy often poses complex management dilemmas, as bleeding risk must be tempered with thrombotic potential. Coagulopathy associated with intracranial hemorrhage bears directly on prognosis and outcome...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151829/haemotherapy-algorithm-for-the-management-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-an-australian-perspective
#18
James Winearls, Biswadev Mitra, Michael C Reade
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Recent advances in the understanding of the pathophysiological processes associated with traumatic haemorrhage and trauma-induced coagulopathy have resulted in improved outcomes for seriously injured trauma patients. However, a significant number of trauma patients still die from haemorrhage. This article reviews the various transfusion strategies utilized in the management of traumatic haemorrhage and describes the major haemorrhage protocol (MHP) strategy employed by an Australian trauma centre...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144603/early-prediction-of-ongoing-hemorrhage-in-severe-trauma-presentation-of-the-existing-scoring-systems
#19
Martin L Tonglet
Early prediction of ongoing hemorrhage may reduce mortality via the earlier delivery of blood products, adequate orientation of the patient in a dedicated highly specialized and trained infrastructure, and by earlier correction of acute traumatic coagulopathy. We identified 14 scores or algorithms developed for the prediction of ongoing hemorrhage and the need for massive transfusion in severe trauma patients.
December 2016: Archives of Trauma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131925/prevalence-and-impact-of-admission-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-on-treatment-intensity-resource-use-and-mortality-an-evaluation-of-956-severely-injured-children-and-adolescents
#20
Ioannis N Liras, Henry W Caplan, Jakob Stensballe, Charles E Wade, Charles S Cox, Bryan A Cotton
BACKGROUND: Acute coagulopathy of trauma in children is of potential importance to clinical outcomes, but knowledge is limited and has only been investigated using conventional coagulation testing. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and impact of arrival coagulopathy, determined by viscoelastic hemostatic testing, in severely injured children. STUDY DESIGN: Pediatric patients (younger than 17 years of age) who were admitted January 2010 to May 2016 and met highest-level trauma activation were included...
January 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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