Learning Zones

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ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Journal articles

Hip arthroscopy: Indications, outcomes and complications.

Hip arthroscopy has recently occupied an important place in the armamentarium of General Orthopedic and especially hip surgeons. It is an effective and innovative procedure with rapidly expanding indications.

Added 1 year ago

Assessing the Efficacy of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate in Multiply Injured Patients With High-Energy Pelvic and Extremity Fractures

The use of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in multiply injured patients with pelvic and/or lower extremity fractures remains unclear. This study assesses the efficacy of PCC for reversing coagulopathy in this group of patients.

Added 2 years ago

Prothrombin complex concentrate versus fresh-frozen plasma for reversal of coagulopathy of trauma: is there a difference?

This retrospective matched-cohort study compared fresh frozen plasma (FFP) alone with combination FFP and prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) for reversing trauma induced coagulopathy. 

Added 2 years ago

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Clinical trials

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Added 1 year ago

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