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Perioperative reliability of an on-site prothrombin time assay under different haemostatic conditions


Zalunardo, M P; Zollinger, A; Seifert, Burkhardt; Patti, M; Pasch, T (1998). Perioperative reliability of an on-site prothrombin time assay under different haemostatic conditions. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 81(4):533-536.

Abstract

Perioperative use of laboratory coagulation assays is limited by the delay in obtaining results. The management of haemostasis during major surgical procedures requires rapid and accurate measurement of the prevailing coagulation status. In this prospective study, we have evaluated the reliability of on-site prothrombin time assessed by the portable coagulation monitor CoaguChek-Plus compared with standard laboratory assays during elective non-cardiac surgery. Sixty-two patients were assigned to one of three groups: group A = normal preoperative coagulation where minor intraoperative blood loss is expected; group B = normal preoperative coagulation where major intraoperative blood loss is expected; and group C = preoperative anticoagulation and minor intraoperative blood loss expected. On-site prothrombin time and laboratory prothrombin time showed poor correlation in group A (r2 = 0.24; bias (2 SD) 1.80 (3.34) S) and group B (r2 = 0.30; 1.43 (3.12) S). The correlation in group C was better (r2 = 0.71; 1.41 (1.92) S). We conclude that prothrombin time measured with the CoaguCheck-Plus monitor did not appear to be suitable for the management of haemostasis.

Abstract

Perioperative use of laboratory coagulation assays is limited by the delay in obtaining results. The management of haemostasis during major surgical procedures requires rapid and accurate measurement of the prevailing coagulation status. In this prospective study, we have evaluated the reliability of on-site prothrombin time assessed by the portable coagulation monitor CoaguChek-Plus compared with standard laboratory assays during elective non-cardiac surgery. Sixty-two patients were assigned to one of three groups: group A = normal preoperative coagulation where minor intraoperative blood loss is expected; group B = normal preoperative coagulation where major intraoperative blood loss is expected; and group C = preoperative anticoagulation and minor intraoperative blood loss expected. On-site prothrombin time and laboratory prothrombin time showed poor correlation in group A (r2 = 0.24; bias (2 SD) 1.80 (3.34) S) and group B (r2 = 0.30; 1.43 (3.12) S). The correlation in group C was better (r2 = 0.71; 1.41 (1.92) S). We conclude that prothrombin time measured with the CoaguCheck-Plus monitor did not appear to be suitable for the management of haemostasis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:October 1998
Deposited On:15 Oct 2015 08:56
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 14:17
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:0007-0912
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/bja/81.4.533
PubMed ID:9924227

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