Management of DIC in the ICU: An update

Michael P. Hutchens, Per Thorborg

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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation is not uncommon in the ICU. Presentations can vary from unexpected DVT or PE to severe generalized bleeding. This review discusses the etiology as well as the present understanding of the underlying pathophysiology in some details. This review will enable the intensivist to understand the background for the diagnosis and new innovative ways of treatment of DIC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-12
Number of pages8
JournalCritical Care and Shock
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004


  • APC
  • Activated protein C
  • DIC
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • TF
  • Tissue factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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