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Volume 24(2), Summer 2014

Reprint paper (AVEPA)

Intensive care: watch out for DIC

 

Neurological complications in 4 critically ill patients with haematological emergencies: bleeding disorders,

hypercoagulation and thrombosis

by Carlos Torrente, Sergio Ródenas, Lluis Monreal, Sonia Añor

A 13-year-old spayed female German pointer was admitted by the Internal Medicine Service of the VTH for evaluation of mammary tumours. The day of the planned surgery the patient ...

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A 9-year-old female mixed-breed dog was admitted by the Emergency Service for a history of seizures, altered mentation and suspicion of a traumatic event The origin of the haemostatic disorder could not be elucidated due to the sudden death of the patient. ...

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is always secondary to an underlying disorder and it can be associated with several systemic diseases.

Objective: To describe unusual neurological complications secondary to haemostatic disorders in critically ill dogs and to discuss the actual controversies in the clinical diagnosis and management of these patients. ...

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