Critical care clotting catastrophies

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Coagulation problems are very common in intensive care patients. It is important to recognize potential problems, perform a rapid assessment, and start therapy. The author reviews general clinical and laboratory approaches to diagnosis and treatment of the bleeding patient and to correction of coagulopathies. This review outlines a set of often catastrophic coagulation problems, which may present both thrombotic and bleeding challenges. These include heparin induced thrombocytopenia, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-562
Number of pages32
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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