Disseminated intravascular coagulation
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Disseminated intravascular coagulation an intermediary mechanism of disease by Donald G. McKay

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Published by Hoeber Medical Division, Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English


  • Blood -- Coagulation.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statement[by] Donald G. McKay.
LC ClassificationsRB145 .M29
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 493 p.
Number of Pages493
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5920994M
LC Control Number64025155

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  Objectives: To provide a review of the definition, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Methods: A case scenario and a review of the literature related to the pertinent facts concerning DIC are provided. Results: DIC is a systemic pathophysiologic process and not a single disease entity, resulting from an overwhelming Cited by:   Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare, life-threatening condition. In the early stages of the condition, DIC causes your blood to clot excessively. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening condition that occurs due to a severe imbalance of the coagulation system. DIC is characterized by the combined occurrence of activation of the extrinsic coagulation pathway and decreased activity of the protein C-protein S and antithrombin (AT) inhibitory pathways. Furthermore, the process may be accompanied by excessive. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) begins with excessive clotting. The excessive clotting is usually stimulated by a substance that enters the blood as part of a disease (such as an infection or certain cancers) or as a complication of childbirth, retention of a dead fetus, or surgery.

These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation." Click on the image (or right click) to open the source website in a new browser window.   Disseminated intravascular coagulation. Cryoprecipitate can be considered in those with a low fibrinogen level. Diseases of clotting D50—69,74— The British Committee for Standards in Haematology, Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and the Italian Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis published separate guidelines for DIC; however, there are several differences . Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a pathologic syndrome that arises from a heterogeneous group of medical disorders. It is characterized by simultaneous activation of both clotting and fibrinolysis. This action leads to widespread intravascular deposition of fibrin with resultant thrombotic end-organ complications and consumption. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening condition characterized by systemic activation of pathways regulating coagulation, which can lead to fibrin clots that may cause organ failure and the concomitant consumption of platelets and coagulation factors with clinical bleeding.

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the result of an underlying disease or condition. People who have one or more of the following conditions are most likely to develop DIC: Sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream) Surgery and trauma Cancer Serious complications of pregnancy and childbirth People who are bitten by poisonous snakes (such as rattlesnakes and other vipers), or those.   HISTORY The symptoms of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) are often those of the underlying inciting condition 1. Bleeding • GI bleed • petechiae and ecchymosis, • intravenous (IV) lines and catheters bleed • surgical sites, drains, and . Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation is a devastating syndrome characterized by the systemic activation of widespread activation of the coagulation cascade and thrombosis, which may result in severe bleeding and may lead to organ failure. Recent studies have shown that the incidence of DIC is decreasing, especially in men.   Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition that prevents your body from controlling blood clotting and bleeding. Initially, blood clots form in many areas of your body. Your body responds by overproducing an agent to break down the blood clots. This leads to excessive bleeding, which can be life-threatening.