TITLE

Treatment of Bleeding in Severe Hemorrhagic Pancreatitis with Recombinant Factor VIIa

AUTHOR(S)
Schuster, Rob; Lee, Sarah J.; Rink, Donald
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Nov2003, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p1017
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been used to treat bleeding complications in patients with hemophilia. It acts at the site of vessel injury, forming a complex with tissue factor to activate the clotting cascade. Recent reports have shown rFVIIa may be a useful hemostatic agent in patients after obstetrical, urologic, trauma, or transplant procedures. We report the first documented case of bleeding from hemorrhage pancreatitis treated with rFVIIa.
ACCESSION #
11855992

 

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