Journal article

Comparison of viscoelastic coagulation analysis and standard coagulation profiles in critically ill neonatal foals to outcome.

Barbara L Dallap Schaer, Amy I Bentz, Raymond C Boston, Jonathan E Palmer, Pamela A Wilkins

J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) | Published : 2009


OBJECTIVE: To determine if changes in viscoelastic variables are associated with abnormalities observed in the standard coagulation profile and patient outcome in foals with suspected septicemia. DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial during 2003 and 2004 foal season. SETTING: Neonatal intensive care unit at a veterinary teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Thirty critically ill foals <72-hour-old admitted sequentially meeting criteria for systemic inflammatory response associated with infection. INTERVENTIONS: Hemostatic evaluation, using standard coagulation testing and viscoelastic analysis, was performed at admission, 24 hours following admission, and 48 hours following admission in critically ill fo..

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