This book is a rich source of information on point-of-care (POC)
tests for the diagnosis and treatment of severe hemorrhage,
including thromboelastography, thromboelastometry, heparin
monitoring systems, and platelet function analyzers (Multiplate,
PFA-100, VerifyNow, etc.). The opening chapters focus on the
pathophysiology of coagulation and the general characteristics of
POC devices. The relevance of POC tests in specific scenarios is
then carefully... more...