The balance of thrombosis and hemorrhage in surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Postoperative hemorrhage and thrombosis is a significant problem during the perioperative period. Understanding the complex and dynamic interplay of factors, proteins, and enzymes during coagulation is imperative to maintain balance between hemostasis and thrombosis. To improve patient outcome, each patient should be risk stratified for bleeding or thrombosis during the preoperative examination. Additional research focused on improvement in screening tools, monitoring, and therapeutic regimens for surgical patients with a coagulopathy are warranted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Adams, GL; Manson, RJ; Turner, I; Sindram, D; Lawson, JH

Published Date

  • February 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 24

PubMed ID

  • 17258115

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8588

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hoc.2006.11.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States