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Haemostatic abnormalities are common in the critically ill or bleeding patient, including haemorrhage-related coagulopathies, disseminated intravascular coagulation and thrombocytopenia, among other pathologies. In this article we aim to outline some of the causes of these clotting abnormalities, highlighting recent advancements in knowledge and new insights into their clinical management, with the aim of optimising diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Original publication

DOI

10.7861/clinmedicine.18-4-320

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Med (Lond)

Publication Date

08/2018

Volume

18

Pages

320 - 323

Keywords

Major haemorrhage, coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation, Adult, Blood Coagulation Disorders, Critical Illness, Female, Hemorrhage, Hemostasis, Humans, Male, Young Adult