Brain Injury and the Haemostatic System

  • Martin Engström


Progressive haemorrhage is a feared complication to different kinds of brain injuries, e.g. traumatic brain injury (TBI), spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) and subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The evidence supporting any treatment option aiming at preventing or stopping progressive haemorrhage is weak. There is low-grade support for correcting abnormalities of the coagulation system, such as prolonged prothrombin time (PT) and thrombocytopenia after TBI and ICH. Other recommendations miss supporting evidence.


Traumatic Brain Injury Tissue Factor Fresh Freeze Plasma Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Coagulation System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Onkologi-, Thorax- och Medicindivisionen (OTM)Akademiska SjukhusetUppsalaSweden

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