oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Coagulation revisited : special focus on prothrombotic states and anticoagulation : registrar communications and research prize entries



Extracted from text ... Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia & Analgesia ? March 2006 29 Abstract In the daily practice of anaesthesia, it sometimes happens that a case arises that requires investigation. This is a review of such a case. A 35 year old female presented with a surgical history of bilateral above knee amputations. A subsequent diagnosis of antithrombin lll and protein C deficiency was made. As a consequence of inadequate anticoagulation the patient then presented for amputation of an arm. In recent years, our understanding of the coagulation cascade and its mechanisms has evolved significantly from a classic separation of "intrinsic" ..


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