Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thrombocytopenia in the ICU

Should you stop certain drugs? Modify your anticoagulant strategy? Delay important procedures? Transfuse platelets? This review may help.

Points of special interest:

Thrombocytopenia in the critically ill patient portends a worse outcome.

The most valuable clue as to the etiology of thrombocytopenia is often the time course of its development and recovery. Typical patterns are illustrated in the article.

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