Journal article

Effects of rotational thromboelastometry-guided transfusion management in patients undergoing surgical intervention for postpartum hemorrhage: An observational study

Yiying Sally Tsang, Ade Rizki Kurniawan, Owen Tomasek, Elizabeth Hessian, David Bramley, Oliver Daly, Koen Simons, Georgina Imberger

TRANSFUSION | WILEY | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) can be associated with coagulopathy, which may be difficult to rapidly assess and may exacerbate blood loss. Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) at the point of care can guide clinician choice of blood products and has been shown in some settings to reduce transfusions and improve outcomes. This hospital-based observational study aims to measure effects of a ROTEM-guided transfusion protocol on transfusion practice and clinical outcomes in patients with PPH managed in the operating theater. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We compared a retrospective cohort of 450 consecutive patients with PPH treated in the operating theater before the introduction of a RO..

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