A retrospective investigation of the admission INR levels and associated outcomes at the IALCH level 1 trauma unit.

Aslam Noorbhai, Hussein Cassimjee

Abstract


Haemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of early traumatic deaths. Acute coagulopathy of trauma has been shown to occur on admission to trauma units. Current literature suggests that Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma is associated with worse outcomes despite medical intervention. The findings from this study will be correlated and compared to existing literature.

 

Acute Coagulopathy of trauma is currently being recognized as an entity independent of fluid administration, massive transfusion, hypothermia or acidosis. It is postulated that Acute Coagulopathy of trauma is present on admission of trauma patients within the first hour after traumatic injury, prior to resuscitative/surgical intervention.