The DECISION study - using both ROTEM and Multiplate will identify the most useful tests of blood coagulation for the prediction of excessive bleeding in children after cardiac surgery .
Platelet count, prior myocardial infarction, type 2 diabetes and body mass index were inde- pendent determinants of increased platelet aggregation, indicating that these characteris- tics may be key factors in reduced antiplatele
Protocol guided bleeding management improves cardiac surgery patient outcomes - Results from The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane
Intraoperative changes in platelet function in relation to moderate haemorrhage- Thrombosis Research
Attenuated platelet aggregation in patients with septic shock: The local team in South Australia show that platelets in whole blood derived from patients suffering from septic shock exhibit
reduced aggregation indicating an increased bleeding risk despite
a normal platelet count. See HERE for the link to the article.
The role of point-of-care assessment of platelet function in predicting postoperative bleeding and transfusion requirements after coronary artery bypass grafting
Consensus recommendations for using the Multiplate® for platelet function monitoring before cardiac surgery
Hypercoagulability detected by whole blood thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) and impedance aggregometry (MULTIPLATE®) in obese patients
We recommend wider usage of the Multiplate ® test in bleeding algorithms to risk stratify patients and guide transfusion protocols.
This month highlights some great articles on PBM and includes use of ROTEM and Multiplate to assist clinical practice and improve patient