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Trauma associated coagulopathy

Anna Clebone
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Trauma is the most common cause of pediatric mortality. Much of the research that led to life-saving interventions in adults, however, has not been replicated in the pediatric population. Children have important physiologic and anatomic differences from adults, which impact hemostasis and transfusion. Hemorrhage is a leading cause of death in trauma, and children have important differences in their coagulation profiles. Transfusion strategies, including the massive transfusion protocol and use of antifibrinolytics, are still controversial...
April 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
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
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
Grace Martin, Dhavan Shah, Nora Elson, Ryan Boudreau, Dennis Hanseman, Timothy A Pritts, Amy T Makley, Brandon Foreman, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Coagulopathy and platelet dysfunction commonly develop after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thromboelastography (TEG) and platelet function assays (PFAs) are often performed at the time of admission; however, their roles in assessing post-TBI coagulopathy have not been investigated. We hypothesized that compared to blunt TBI, penetrating TBI would (1) demonstrate greater coagulopathy by TEG, (2) be associated with abnormal PFA results, and (3) require more blood product transfusions...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
Martin Lucien Tonglet, Jean-Louis Poplavsky, Laurence Seidel, Jean Marc Minon, Vincenzo D'Orio, Alexandre Ghuysen
Introduction Evidence supporting the use of Thromboelastography (TEG®) and rotational thromboelastometric (ROTEM®) in the trauma setting remains limited. We present the results of a practical evaluation of the potential interest of ROTEM® in the diagnosis of acute coagulopathy and the need for emergent blood product transfusion in the general trauma population of a non-trauma Belgian emergency department. Methods Extracting a convenience cohort from the initial prospective TICCS study, we performed a retrospective analysis to test the following hypothesis: ROTEM® might be helpful to discriminate trauma patients with or without acute coagulopathy...
January 4, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
Ronald Chang, Erin E Fox, Thomas J Greene, Michael D Swartz, Stacia M DeSantis, Deborah M Stein, Eileen M Bulger, Sherry M Melton, Michael D Goodman, Martin A Schreiber, Martin D Zielinski, Terence O'Keeffe, Kenji Inaba, Jeffrey S Tomasek, Jeanette M Podbielski, Savitri Appana, Misung Yi, Pär I Johansson, Hanne H Henriksen, Jakob Stensballe, Jacob Steinmetz, Charles E Wade, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Laboratory-based evidence of coagulopathy (LC) is observed in 25-35% of trauma patients, but clinically-evident coagulopathy (CC) is not well described. METHODS: Prospective observational study of adult trauma patients transported by helicopter from the scene to nine Level 1 trauma centers in 2015. Patients meeting predefined highest-risk criteria were divided into CC+ (predefined as surgeon-confirmed bleeding from uninjured sites or injured sites not controllable by sutures) or CC-...
December 27, 2017: Surgery
David N Naumann, Jon Hazeldine, Robert J Dinsdale, Jon R Bishop, Mark J Midwinter, Paul Harrison, Sam D Hutchings, Janet M Lord
BACKGROUND: Cell free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) has been proposed as a biomarker of secondary complications following trauma. Raised thrombomodulin and syndecan-1 levels have been used to indicate endotheliopathy, and are associated with inflammation, coagulopathy, and mortality. The current study aimed to analyse the association between cfDNA and biomarkers of endotheliopathy in a cohort of trauma patients, and whether raised levels of cfDNA were associated with poorer clinical outcomes...
2017: PloS One
Christine M Leeper, Matthew D Neal, Christine McKenna, Timothy Billiar, Barbara A Gaines
BACKGROUND: Trauma-induced coagulopathy is common and associated with poor outcome in injured children. Our aim is to identify patterns of coagulation dysregulation after injury and associate these phenotypes with relevant clinical outcomes. METHODS: We performed principal components analysis on prospectively collected data from children with the highest-level trauma activation June 2015-June 2016. Parameters included admission international normalized ratio, platelet count and thromboelastograms...
December 13, 2017: Surgery
Janice Newsome, Jonathan G Martin, Zachary Bercu, Jay Shah, Haris Shekhani, Gail Peters
Interventional radiologists are often called for emergent control of abnormal uterine bleeding. Bleeding, even heavy bleeding as a result of uterine fibroids is not a common emergent procedure; instead, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, trauma and malignancy associated with bleeding can be the source of many interventional radiology on call events or procedures. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common cause, and is defined as blood loss of 500mL after vaginal delivery or 1000mL after cesarean section...
December 2017: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Michael S Lallemand, Donald M Moe, John M McClellan, Michael Loughren, Shannon Marko, Matthew J Eckert, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: The acute coagulopathy of trauma is often accompanied by hyperfibrinolysis. Tranexamic acid (TXA) can reverse this phenomenon, and, when given early, decreases mortality from bleeding. Establishing intravenous (IV) access can be difficult in trauma and intraosseous (IO) access is often preferred for drug administration. Currently, there are no data on the efficacy of IO administered TXA. Our objectives were to compare serum concentrations of TXA when given IV and IO and to compare the efficacy of IO administered TXA to IV at reversing hyperfibrinolysis...
February 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
A Alam, Rafael Olarte, Jeannie Callum, Arsham Fatahi, B Nascimento, Claude Laflamme, Robert Cohen, Avery B Nathens, Homer Tien
BACKGROUND: Hypothermia (<36°C) exacerbates trauma-induced coagulopathy and worsens morbidity and mortality among severely injured trauma patients; there is a paucity of published data describing how well trauma centres adhere to standards regarding measurement of temperature, and best practices for preventing and treating hypothermia. METHODS: We completed a retrospective quality audit of all severely injured trauma patients (Injury Severity Score (ISS≥20)) who had urgent surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) between 2010 and 2014...
January 2018: Injury
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
Thomas H Laursen, Martin A S Meyer, Anna Sina P Meyer, Tina Gaarder, Paal A Naess, Jakob Stensballe, Sisse R Ostrowski, Pär I Johansson
BACKGROUND: Early amplitudes in the viscoelastic hemostatic assays Thrombelastography (TEG) and Rotation Thromboelastometry (ROTEM) provide fast results, which is critical in resuscitation of bleeding patients. This study investigated associations between TEG early amplitudes and standard TEG variables in a large multicenter cohort of moderately to severely injured trauma patients admitted at three North European level 1 Trauma Centers. METHODS: Prospective observational study of 404 trauma patients with clinical suspicion of severe injury from London, UK, Copenhagen, Denmark and Oslo, Norway...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Svetlana Kvint, James Schuster, Monisha A Kumar
Patients taking antithrombotic agents are very common in neurosurgical practice. The perioperative management of these patients can be extremely challenging especially as newer agents, with poorly defined laboratory monitoring and reversal strategies, become more prevalent. This is especially true with emergent cases in which rapid reversal of anticoagulation is required and the patient's exact medical history is not available. With an aging patient population and the associated increase in diseases such as atrial fibrillation, it is expected that the use of these agents will continue to rise in coming years...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
Muhammad Umer Butt, Lili A Buzsaki, Susan S Smyth, Samy-Claude Elayi
BACKGROUND Spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage (SRH) is a rare and difficult-to-diagnose entity. It is not associated with trauma, pathology, or iatrogenic manipulations. Few cases have been reported, with the only precipitating factor recognized being bleeding diatheses such as anticoagulation states, inherited coagulopathies, and hemodialysis. However, none of these have been described in combination with septic shock, which itself is associated with platelet dysfunction, coagulation dysfunction, and vasculopathy...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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
M Rehn, A E Weaver, S Eshelby, J Røislien, D J Lockey
INTRODUCTION: The current management of severely injured patients includes damage control resuscitation strategies that minimise the use of crystalloids and emphasise earlier transfusion of red blood cells (RBC) to prevent coagulopathy. In 2012, London's air ambulance (LAA) became the first UK civilian pre-hospital service to routinely carry RBC to the trauma scene. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of pre-hospital RBC transfusion (phRTx) on overall blood product consumption...
October 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
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
Mehdi Torabi, Fereshteh Mazidi Sharaf Abadi, Mohammad Reza Baneshi
OBJECTIVES: Hyperglycemia with unknown mechanism plays a predictive role in determining the prognosis of multiple trauma patients. The exact time of blood sugar measurement and the role of blood sugar changes in the monitoring of these patients have not been well established. METHODS: This follow-up study was done on multiple trauma patients (>18years) with an Injury Severity Scores (ISS)>16. These patients didn't have any history of diabetes, underlying disease, or drug or alcohol use...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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