Category Haematology
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Haemolytic anaemia

Reviewed and revised 27 October 2016 OVERVIEW Definition Haemolytic anaemia is anemia due to shortened survival of red blood cells (RBCs) in the circulation Normal RBC lifespan is about 120 days, therefore it is useful to think of hemolytic anemia…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Acute Coagulopathy of Trauma

new terms that are in vogue are trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC) and acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) - not simply a 'dilutional coagulopathy' or 'consumptive coagulopathy'!
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Dealing with D-dimer debacles

An intern in the emergency department has been nervously standing behind you for the past ten minutes while you've dealt with a barrage of phone calls. He wants to discuss the positive d-dimer result of the patient he is working up. Y

Guido Fanconi

Biography Born 1 January 1892 Poschiavo, Switzerland High School in Schiers (in the German speaking part of Switzerland) 1919 – MD having studied medicine in Lausanne, Bern and Zurich 1920-1926 Studied paediatrics at the Kinderspital, Zurich under Emil Feer-Sulzer (1864-1955)…