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A new era of thromboelastometry

Tomaz Crochemore, Felipe Maia de Toledo Piza, Roseny dos Reis Rodrigues, João Carlos de Campos Guerra, Leonardo José Rolim Ferraz, Thiago Domingos Corrêa

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017MD3130

ABSTRACT Severe hemorrhage with necessity of allogeneic blood transfusion is common complication in intensive care unit and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Prompt recognition and treatment of bleeding causes becomes essential for the effective control of hemorrhage, rationalizing the use of allogeneic blood components, and in this way, preventing an occurrence of their potential adverse effects. Conventional coagulation tests such as prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time present limitations in predicting bleeding and guiding transfusion therapy in […]