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Case 93 – summary

This case highlighted a number of issues in the management of VTE. 1) The investigation of a patient with newly diagnosed DVT One of the most useful parts in the history taking is the identification of a provoking factor. We … Continue reading

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Case 93 – update 4

Our patient has had one left leg DVT which was treated with rivaroxaban. He had no symptoms of malignancy. Two months later he presents again with increased leg swelling and pain and has the thrombosis has increased compared to previous. … Continue reading

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Case 93 – update 3

Our patient has his d-dimer checked which is positive and has an ultrasound scan of the left leg which has confirmed a clot. On review of the images the clot is more extensive that previously. This combined with the clinical … Continue reading

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Case 34 – the beginning

Welcome back to #teamhaem. Great you have you on board with this new case. We start in the emergency department. A 16 year old female with known homozygous sickle cell anaemia presents to your hospital with abdominal pain and feeling lightheaded. … Continue reading

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Case 33 – update 1

Our 15 yr old had quite an unexpected severe bleed during her tonsillectomy.  She required tranexamic acid and blood product support intraoperatively.  Surgical haemostasis was eventually successful.  Surgeons inform us that they used the cold steel method (this meant nothing … Continue reading

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Case 33 – the beginning

A 15 year old girl has a tonsillectomy which is complicated by severe bleeding during surgery. What would you advise during surgery? Following recovery? Join us on Twitter @TeamHaem and let us know what your thoughts are, what questions you … Continue reading

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