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Trauma blood clotting

John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries were the most common mechanisms of trauma. Imaging plays a key role in the management of combat-related thoracic trauma casualties. This review discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from penetrating trauma, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
Evan Tsiklidis, Carrie Sims, Talid Sinno, Scott L Diamond
Trauma with hypovolemic shock is an extreme pathological state that challenges the body to maintain blood pressure and oxygenation in the face of hemorrhagic blood loss. In conjunction with surgical actions and transfusion therapy, survival requires the patient's blood to maintain hemostasis to stop bleeding. The physics of the problem are multiscale: (a) the systemic circulation sets the global blood pressure in response to blood loss and resuscitation therapy, (b) local tissue perfusion is altered by localized vasoregulatory mechanisms and bleeding, and (c) altered blood and vessel biology resulting from the trauma as well as local hemodynamics control the assembly of clotting components at the site of injury...
February 27, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
Sergio Henrique Bastos Damous, George Felipe Bezerra Darce, Renato Silveira Leal, Adilson Rodrigues Costa, Pedro Henrique Alves Ferreira, Celso de Oliveira Bernini, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
INTRODUCTION: Severe injuries of the pancreatic head and duodenum in haemodynamically unstable patients are complex management. The purpose of this study is to report a case of complex pancreatic trauma induced by gunshot and managed with surgical approaches at three different times. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Exploratory laparotomy was indicated after initial emergency room care, with findings of cloudy blood-tinged fluid and blood clots on the mesentery near the hepatic angle, on the region of the 2nd portion of the duodenum and at the pancreatic head...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Muhammad Yasir, Muhammad Qamarul Hoda, Tauseef Ahmed
Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is increasingly identified in critically ill patient and its harmful effects are well documented. The disparity among the pressure, volume in abdominal cavity and its contents, results in ACS. The actual incidence of ACS is not known. However, it has been observed predominantly in patients with severe blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, retro- and intra-peritoneal hemorrhage, pneumoperitoneum, neoplasm, pancreatitis, ascites and multiple bone fracture...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Ian E Brown, Robert R Rigor, Linda M Schutzman, Nasim Khosravi, Karen Chung, James A Becker, Christopher D Pivetti, Gavin T Best, Jessica C Chavez, Joseph M Galante
Pulmonary thromboembolic events cause significant morbidity and mortality after severe trauma. Clinically, these lesions are believed to be emboli arising secondary to deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower extremities. Recently this notion has been challenged by clinical studies showing that pulmonary clots arise after trauma in the absence of DVT. This suggests that pulmonary blood clots arise in situ via de novo thrombosis. In the present study we characterize a murine weight-drop model of lateral blunt thoracic trauma...
February 1, 2018: Shock
Fulong Hao, Xiaoli Yang, Yinsheng Tian, Wenping Wang, Minggang Ge
RATIONALE: Hepatic hemangioma, a benign liver tumor, can rarely spontaneously rupture and hemorrhage, which is then associated with significant mortality. The diagnosis of internal hemorrhage is challenging and the management is disputed. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 52-year-old female patient with chief complaints of fever and anemia, with no history of recent trauma. DIAGNOSES: Ultrasound suggested the possibility of a liver abscess and computed tomography (CT) examination revealed a giant space occupying lesion (SOL) (approximately 16 cm) in the right hepatic lobe, indicating a hepatic tumor or abscess...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alexandre Tran, Jeffrey Yates, Aaron Lau, Jacinthe Lampron, Maher Matar
BACKGROUND: Aggressive fluid resuscitation in trauma promotes deleterious effects such as clot disruption, dilutional coagulopathy and hypothermia. Animal studies suggest that permissive hypotension maintains appropriate organ perfusion, reduces bleeding and improves mortality. This review assesses the efficacy and safety of permissive hypotension in adult trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases from inception to May 2017 for randomized controlled trials comparing permissive hypotension vs...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Colin Longstaff
Development and standardisation of fibrinolysis methods has progressed more slowly than coagulation testing and routine high throughput screening tests for fibrinolysis are still lacking. In laboratory research, a variety of approaches are available and are applied to understand the regulation of fibrinolysis and its contribution to the haemostatic balance. Fibrinolysis in normal blood is slow to develop. For practical purposes plasminogen activators can be added to clotting plasma; or euglobulin prepared to reduce endogenous inhibitors, but results are complicated by these manipulations...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Stéphanie Roullet, Emmanuel de Maistre, Brigitte Ickx, Normand Blais, Sophie Susen, David Faraoni, Delphine Garrigue, Fanny Bonhomme, Anne Godier, Dominique Lasne
PURPOSE: Viscoelastic tests (VETs), thromboelastography (TEG®) and thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) are global tests of coagulation performed on whole blood. They evaluate the mechanical strength of a clot as it builds and develops after coagulation itself. The time required to obtain haemostasis results remains a major problem for clinicians dealing with bleeding, although some teams have developed a rapid laboratory response strategy. Indeed, the value of rapid point-of-care diagnostic devices such as VETs has increased over the years...
January 17, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Richard Othieno, Emmanuel Okpo, Rachel Forster
BACKGROUND: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow through a vein, which can occur after surgery, after trauma, or when a person has been immobile for a long time. Clots can dislodge and block blood flow to the lungs (pulmonary embolism (PE)), causing death. DVT and PE are known by the term venous thromboembolism (VTE). Heparin (in the form of unfractionated heparin (UFH)) is a blood-thinning drug used during the first three to five days of DVT treatment...
January 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Antonis Chaniotis
INTRODUCTION: Although regenerative treatment approaches in teeth with incomplete root formation and pulp necrosis have become part of the suggested therapeutic endodontic spectrum, little is known about the effect of orthodontic movement in the tissue that has been regenerated. Furthermore, as the number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment increases, there is an increasing need to investigate the changes that these tissues may undergo during orthodontic movement. Here we describe the alterations observed after the application of orthodontic forces in a case of an apically root-fractured necrotic immature root that had been managed with regenerative endodontic procedures in the past...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
Eliana Dantas da Costa, Gina Delia Roque-Torres, Priscila Dias Peyneau, Luís Roberto Godolfim, Francisco Haiter Neto, Solange Maria Almeida
The simple bone cyst (SBC) is a benign intraosseous lesion that is considered to be a pseudocyst because the cystic cavity does not present an epithelial lining. The most accepted theory regarding its etiology is that the SBC develops when the blood clot fails to organize subsequent to bleeding caused by trauma. The SBC is asymptomatic, and therefore the diagnosis is made through routine imaging examinations. In imaging examinations, the lesion is characterized by a radiolucent, unilocular, well-delimited appearance and an irregular or scalloped contour with or without a sclerotic halo...
January 2018: General Dentistry
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
Mary Beth Browning Monroe, Alexandra D Easley, Katie Grant, Grace K Fletcher, Calla Boyer, Duncan J Maitland
Despite a number of clinically available hemostats, uncontrolled bleeding is the primary cause of trauma-related death. Shape-memory polymer (SMP) foams have a number of desirable properties for use as hemostats, including shape recovery to enable delivery into bleed sites, biocompatibility, and rapid blood clotting. To expand upon this material system, the current work aims to incorporate phenolic acids, which are honey-based antimicrobial agents, into SMP foams. We showed that cinnamic acid (CA) can be utilized as a monomer in SMP synthesis to provide foams with comparable pore structure and retained cytocompatibility...
December 28, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Xin Lv, Yong Mao, Zonghe Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of metabolic acidosis on hemostasis function in trauma patients using thromboelastography analyzer. METHODS: 65 critically injured patients and 19 healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Three samples of whole blood were collected from each patient or healthy volunteer. These three samples were acidified with 50mmol/l phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) (pH5.8) or a neutral buffer (50mmol/l phosphate, pH7.4) and acidified blood sample with target pH of 6...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Forest R Sheppard, Thomas A Mitchell, Antoni R Macko, Darren M Fryer, Leasha J Schaub, Kassandra M Ozuna, Jacob J Glaser
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in traumatically injured civilian and military populations. Pre-hospital resuscitation largely relies on crystalloid and colloid intra-vascular expansion, as whole blood and component blood therapy are logistically arduous. In this experiment, we evaluated the bookends of Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines recommendations of pre-hospital resuscitation with Hextend and whole blood in a controlled hemorrhagic shock model within non-human primates, as means of a multi-functional resuscitative fluid development...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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
Philipp Stein, Jan-Dirk Studt, Roland Albrecht, Stefan Müller, Dieter von Ow, Simon Fischer, Burkhardt Seifert, Sergio Mariotti, Donat R Spahn, Oliver M Theusinger
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on prehospital administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) in civilian trauma. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in coagulation after severe trauma from on-scene to the hospital after TXA application in comparison to a previous study without TXA. METHODS: The study protocol was registered at (NCT02354885). A prospective, multicenter, observational study investigating coagulation status in 70 trauma patients receiving TXA (1 g intravenously) on-scene versus a control group of 38 patients previously published without TXA...
February 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Jia-Ying Liu, Yang Li, Yang Hu, Gang Cheng, Enyi Ye, Chuanan Shen, Fu-Jian Xu
Effective hemostatic materials are very important for treating trauma cases. Natural polysaccharides have been particularly appealing in the development of new hemostatic materials due to their unique functions in human bodies. In this work, different polysaccharide-based hemostatic porous sponges (SHDP or SHDQ) of cross-linked hyaluronic acid (HA)/cationized dextran were readily prepared by the self-foaming process of HA and poly((2-dimethyl amino)-ethyl methacrylate)-grafted dextran (Dex-PDM) or partially-quaternized Dex-PDM in the presence of sodium trimetaphosphate crosslinkers...
February 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Jerrold H Levy, Andreas Koster, Quintin J Quinones, Truman J Milling, Nigel S Key
Fibrinolysis is a physiologic component of hemostasis that functions to limit clot formation. However, after trauma or surgery, excessive fibrinolysis may contribute to coagulopathy, bleeding, and inflammatory responses. Antifibrinolytic agents are increasingly used to reduce bleeding, allogeneic blood administration, and adverse clinical outcomes. Tranexamic acid is the agent most extensively studied and used in most countries. This review will explore the role of fibrinolysis as a pathologic mechanism, review the different pharmacologic agents used to inhibit fibrinolysis, and focus on the role of tranexamic acid as a therapeutic agent to reduce bleeding in patients after surgery and trauma...
March 2018: Anesthesiology
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