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Traumatic Coagulopathy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538641/prehospital-plasma-resuscitation-associated-with-improved-neurologic-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Matthew C Hernandez, Cornelius A Thiels, Johnathon M Aho, Elizabeth B Habermann, Martin D Zielinski, James A Stubbs, Donald H Jenkins, Scott P Zietlow
INTRODUCTION: Trauma related hypotension and coagulopathy worsen secondary brain injury in patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Early damage control resuscitation with blood products may mitigate hypotension and coagulopathy. Preliminary data suggest resuscitation with plasma in large animals improve neurologic function after TBI; however, data in humans are lacking. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all poly-trauma patients age >15 years with head injuries undergoing prehospital resuscitation with blood products at a single level I trauma center from 01/2002 to 12/2013...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499437/the-effect-of-hemostatic-dressing-prototypes-for-the-uniformed-services-on-selected-blood-coagulation-parameters-in-pigs
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Zbigniew Adamiak, Wioletta Krystkiewicz, Andrzej Pomianowski, Danuta Bukowiecka, Waldemar Zubrzycki, Marek Jałyński, Piotr Holak, Joanna Głodek, Paweł Jastrzębski
BACKGROUND: Serious injuries accompanied by severe bleeding are life-threatening. Post-traumatic hemorrhage involves the risk of developing coagulopathy. Hemostatic dressings are widely used to minimize bleeding. The application of procoagulants in control of hemorrhage may lead to thrombosis or disseminated intravascular coagulation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hemostatic dressing prototypes on the porcine coagulation system. RESULTS: Fibrinogen and D-dimer concentrations were significantly higher in the experimental groups where hemostatic dressings were used in comparison with the control group...
May 12, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480110/point-of-care-testing-in-the-acute-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-identifying-the-coagulopathic-patient
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Yair M Gozal, Christopher P Carroll, Bryan M Krueger, Jane Khoury, Norberto O Andaluz
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications has become increasingly common and is a well-established risk factor for worsening of hemorrhages in trauma patients. The current study addresses the need to investigate the efficacy of point-of-care tests (POC) as an adjunct to conventional coagulation testing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 190 TBI patients >18 years of age who underwent both conventional and POC testing as part of their admission coagulopathy workup was conducted...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477287/the-current-understanding-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-tic-a-focused-review-on-pathophysiology
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REVIEW
Stefano Giordano, Luca Spiezia, Elena Campello, Paolo Simioni
The emergency management of acute severe bleeding in trauma patients has changed significantly in recent years. In particular, greater attention is now being devoted to a prompt assessment of coagulation alterations, which allows for immediate haemostatic resuscitation procedures when necessary. The importance of an early trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) diagnosis has led physicians to increase the efforts to better understand the pathophysiological alterations observed in the haemostatic system after traumatic injuries...
May 5, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465266/increased-transfusion-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-is-associated-with-mortality-or-worse-functional-outcomes-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-study
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Li-Min Zhang, Rui Li, Xiao-Chun Zhao, Qian Zhang, Xing-Liao Luo
BACKGROUND: The fresh frozen plasma (FFP) transfusion threshold and timing for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-associated coagulopathy is controversial. Thus, a multicenter retrospective study was conducted to determine whether or not FFP transfusion is associated with poor outcomes after severe TBI. METHOD: Data from decompressive craniotomy after blunt force trauma that took place between December 2013 and June 2016 were collected in a multicenter chart. The primary outcomes were mortality and survival, as well as worse outcomes (defined as a Glasgow Outcomes Score [GOS] ≤3) and better outcomes (GOS ≥4)...
April 29, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458760/diverse-coagulopathies-in-a-rabbit-model-with-different-abdominal-injuries
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Ruo Wu, Luo-Gen Peng, Hui-Min Zhao
BACKGROUND: Although coagulopathy can be very common in severe traumatic shock patients, the exact incidence and mechanism remain unclear. In this study, a traumatic shock rabbit model with special abdomen injuries was developed and evaluated by examining indicators of clotting and fibrinolysis. METHODS: Forty New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: group 1 (sham), group 2 (hemorrhage), group 3 (hemorrhage-liver injury), and group 4 (hemorrhage-liver injury/intestinal injury-peritonitis)...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435904/spontaneous-elbow-hemarthrosis-identified-by-point-of-care-ultrasound
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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 versus tissue factor pathway perturbations and that characterization will provide targets to guide individualized resuscitation...
June 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
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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. Acute traumatic coagulopathy has historically been defined by a prolonged prothrombin time, although newer, more informative measurements of hemostatic function have been used 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...
June 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
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