An investigation of the admission INR levels and associated outcomes at the IALCH level 1 trauma unit

Mohamed Noorbhai, Hussein Cassimjee

Abstract


To assess the INR levels as a marker of coagulopathy in trauma patients and its associated outcomes. Haemorrhagic shock is a leading cause of early traumatic deaths. Acute coagulopathy of trauma has been shown to occur before the onset of therapeutic interventions. Early recognition of acute coagulopathy may help reduce patient morbidity and mortality. I would therefore like to assess the INR levels of the trauma patients presenting to the level one trauma unit at IALCH and investigate whether the INR levels correlates with worse outcomes?