Evaluating the Use of Thromboelastography to Diagnose Coagulopathy After Traumatic Brain Injury
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01589172
Verified May 2015 by David K. Shellington, MD, University of California, San Diego. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
: May 1, 2012
Last Update Posted
: May 29, 2015
University of California, San Diego
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David K. Shellington, MD, University of California, San Diego
The investigators will obtain thromboelastography (TEG) on pediatric patients admitted to the Rady Children's Hospital ICU after traumatic brain injury on admission to our ICU and after 24 hours of care. The investigators hypothesize that TEG will identify abnormalities of coagulation that are not identified by traditional coagulation studies, i.e. prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and international normalized ratio (INR).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
up to 15 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Trauma patients admitted to the Rady Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensivse Care Unit
less than 15 years of age
evidence of intracranial bleed on CT scan or GCS <12