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ESICM LIVES 2015

Using of prothrombin complex concentrate in patients with trauma-induced coagulopathy

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Introduction

The relevance of trauma-induced coagulopathy is a major factor leading to a fourfold increase in the mortality in patients with polytrauma (K. Brohi et al., 2007). The main reason associated with traumatic injury deaths is uncontrolled bleeding.

Objectives

To compare the effectiveness of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) and fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in patients with multiple trauma, complicated with coagulopathy bleeding.

Methods

The study involved 63 patients who entered the Odessa Regional Hospital with traumatic injuries: concomitant skeletal trauma, fractures of femur and humerus. Patients were divided into 2 groups: 1st group (n = 32) as a treatment of coagulopathy was received PCC in a dose of 1 ml/kg (25 IU/kg) at time of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU); 2nd group (n = 31) received FFP in a dose of 15 ml/kg. Evaluation of the functional state of the hemostasis system was carried out using low-frequency piezoelectric thromboelastography (LPTEG) on admission to hospital and 24 hours after the patient's admission to the ICU.

Results

According to LPTEG indicators polytrauma patients has a statistically significant abnormalities in all parts of hemostatic system: platelet aggregation - Intensity of contact coagulation (ICC), the coagulation - Intensity of coagulation drive (ICD), clot maximum density (MA) and fibrinolytic activity - Index of retraction and clot lysis (IRCL). ICC in patients with multiple injuries was reduced by 28.49%, ICD was less than normal at 35.78%, MA was reduced by 76.67%, IRCL was 91,16% above the norm. Patients of 1st group according LFTEG had significant changes in all parts of coagulation 24 hours after the intensive care. Indicators of platelet hemostasis characterized by persistence of hypoagregation: ICC was reduced by 24.71%, compared to the norm; parameters of coagulation and fibrinolysis have reliable trend toward normal and decreasing the activity of fibrinolysis index reaches normal reference values. Patients of 2nd group have hypoagregation and hypocoagulation state with increased active of fibrinolysis: ICC was reduced by 24.72%, ICD reduced by 20.76%, MA was reduced by 23.54%, IRCL was above the norm to 25.21%. Clinically, patients of the 1st group had reducing the volume of blood transfusions as opposed to the 2nd group.

Conclusions

Patients with multiple injuries have violation in all parts of hemostatic system. The use of prothrombin complex concentrate can reduce the severity of pathological changes in the hemostasis in patients with polytrauma.

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Correspondence to O Tarabrin.

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Keywords

  • Fresh Freeze Plasma
  • Fresh Freeze Plasma
  • Prothrombin Complex Concentrate
  • Multiple Injury
  • Clot Lysis