|Human data synthesis: TEG in humans has been used for documentation of hypercoagulable and hypocoagulable states and has been shown to be beneficial in patient management.
Veterinary data synthesis: Clinical evaluation of TEG in veterinary medicine is limited; however, recent reports have documented evidence of hypercoagulability in dogs with parvovirus and protein-losing nephropathy. Additionally, many of the research models may be relevant to veterinary patients.
Conclusions: TEG provides information about coagulation that is not available through routine coagulation tests. The application of TEG monitoring to veterinary patients shows promise; however, prospective clinical studies are needed.
Source: Donahue, Suzanne M. & Otto, Cynthia M. (2005): Thromboelastography: a tool for measuring hypercoagulability, hypocoagulability, and fibrinolysis. In: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care 15 (1), 9-16.
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