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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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This guideline covers managing acute and chronic pancreatitis in children, young people and adults.

Added 7 months ago

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications

This guideline covers care for adults and young people (aged 10 years and older) with physical health problems that are completely or partly caused by an alcohol-use disorder.

Added 9 years ago

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Journal articles

Enhanced recovery after surgery for pancreaticoduodenectomy: Review of current evidence and trends.

Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains a morbid procedure. The use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways has proven to reduce care time and post-operative complications after colorectal surgery.

Added 2 years ago

2011 update on pancreas transplantation: comprehensive trend analysis of 25,000 cases followed up over the course of twenty-four years at the International Pancreas Transplant Registry (IPTR).

This study aimed to analyze the outcome of pancreas and pancreas-kidney transplantations based on the comprehensive follow-up data reported to the International Pancreas Transplant Registry 

Added 3 years ago

Obesity with abundant subcutaneous adipose tissue increases the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis.

Background/Purpose: The risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis (PEP) have been widely investigated. However, studies focusing on the body...

Added 4 years ago

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Liam Farrell

Dr Liam Farrell is from Rostrevor in Northern Ireland. He was a family doctor in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland and a tutor in palliative care. An award-winning satirical columnist and broadcaster, his current columns include the British Medical Journal and GP. He is a member of the ... Read more

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Pancreatic glucagonoma

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