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The INR and FFP

Is This a Good Relationship with Regard to Transfusion Practice?


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Coagulation Tests and Invasive Procedures, cont.

Slide 12

December 2008

The other two studies evaluating central vein placement are consistent with the findings of the first study presented. Overall, 155 patients with abnormal coagulation testing results were evaluated in these two studies, and there were no episodes of major bleeding associated with the central line cannulation procedures.

It was concluded by the authors of these reports that bleeding complications associated with the placement of central lines in patients with abnormal coagulation testing results are rare, and that experienced physicians can safely perform such procedures in the face of these abnormal test results.

Coagulation Tests, cont.


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