Practical Hematology Diagnosing Coagulopathy Wendy Blount, DVM

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  • Practical Hematology Diagnosing Coagulopathy Wendy Blount, DVM
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  • Practical Hematology 1.Determining the cause of anemia 2.Treating regenerative anemias Blood loss Hemolysis 3.Treating non-regenerative anemias 4.Blood & plasma transfusions in general practice 5.Determining the causing of coagulopathies 6.Treating coagulopathies in general practice 7.Finding the source of leukocytosis 8.Bone marrow sampling
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  • Hemostasis Primary hemostasis Platelets plug up damaged blood vessels Von Willebrand Factor (vWF) Vasoconstriction Secondary hemostasis Platelet plug organized by fibrin Fibrin generated by coagulation cascade (factors) Fibrinolysis
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  • Coagulopathies Poor Clotting Not enough hemostasis Problem with primary and/or secondary hemostasis so that clots do not form and stabilize normally Thromboembolic Disease Too much hemostasis Natural anticoagulants are missing Or Fibrinolytics are missing
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  • Signs of Bleeding Primary hemostasis small vessel hemorrhage Immediate bleeding Petechiae (except vWDz) -

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