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Minerva Anestesiologica 2018 September;84(9):1070-80

DOI: 10.23736/S0375-9393.18.12487-4

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Recent update on coagulation management and hemostatic therapies in liver transplantation

Ezeldeen ABUELKASEM 1, Kenichi A. TANAKA 2, Raymond M. PLANINSIC 1

1 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2 Department of Anesthesiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA



Liver transplantation is an ever-evolving field and understanding coagulation management and hemostatic therapies is essential for good outcomes. In this review, we discuss current monitoring tools available in the operating room and the hemostatic agents available to control hemostasis. Multifactorial coagulation defects are discussed and point-of care monitoring is reviewed to guide selection of hemostatic agents when indicated.


KEY WORDS: Liver transplantation - Blood coagulation - Hemostatic techniques

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