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Thrombelastographic changes and early rebleeding in cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding.

Chau, TN; Chan, YW; Patch, D; Tokunaga, S; Greenslade, L; Burroughs, AK; (1998) Thrombelastographic changes and early rebleeding in cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding. Gut , 43 (2) 267 - 271.

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Abstract

Routine coagulation tests do not necessarily reflect haemostasis in vivo in cirrhotic patients, particularly those who have bleeding varices. Thrombelastography (TEG) can provide a global assessment of haemostatic function from initial clot formation to clot dissolution.

Type:Article
Title:Thrombelastographic changes and early rebleeding in cirrhotic patients with variceal bleeding.
Location:ENGLAND
Language:English
Additional information:PMCID: PMC1727215
Keywords:Adult, Aged, Blood Coagulation, Esophageal and Gastric Varices, Female, Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage, Hemostasis, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis, Male, Middle Aged, Recurrence, Thrombelastography

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