Daniel S. Epstein, Biswadev Mitra, Peter A. Cameron, Mark Fitzgerald, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld
Abstract:Background and objectives. Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) has been reported in the setting of isolated traumatic brain injury (iTBI) and associated with poor outcomes. Among patients with iTBI, we aimed to select an appropriate definition of ATC, outline the incidence of ATC and examine clinical variables associated with ATC. Methods. A retrospective review of The Alfred Trauma Registry was conducted and patients with iTBI (head AIS [Abbreviated Injury Score] ≥ 3 and all other body regions AIS < 3) were se…
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