Point-of-Care Tests for Severe Hemorrhage

A Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Marco Ranucci
  • Paolo Simioni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Paolo Simioni, Elena Campello
    Pages 1-17
  3. Alberto Grassetto, Rita Paniccia, Gianni Biancofiore
    Pages 19-33
  4. Rita Paniccia, Blanca Martinez, Dorela Haxhiademi, Domenico Prisco
    Pages 35-58
  5. Ekaterina Baryshnikova
    Pages 59-65
  6. Luca Spiezia, Paolo Simioni
    Pages 67-68
  7. Vanessa Agostini, Peter Santer, Guido Di Gregorio, Vincenzo Tarzia
    Pages 69-87
  8. Giuseppe Nardi, Vanessa Agostini, Alberto Grassetto, Emiliano Cingolani, Concetta Pellegrini
    Pages 89-105
  9. Marco Ranucci, Blanca Martinez, Dionisio Colella, Dorela Haxhiademi
    Pages 107-124
  10. Vanessa Agostini, Maria Pia Rainaldi, Maria Grazia Frigo, Massimo Micaglio, Agostino Brizzi
    Pages 125-134
  11. Lesley De Pietri, Andrea De Gasperi, Paolo Feltracco, Gianni Biancofiore, Marco Senzolo, David Sacerdoti
    Pages 135-157
  12. Lucio Bucci, Luca Monastra, Andrea De Gasperi
    Pages 159-171
  13. Blanca Martinez, Ekaterina Baryshnikova, Maria Lucia Bindi, Domenico Prisco
    Pages 173-192
  14. Vanessa Agostini
    Pages 193-198
  15. Daniele Penzo, Lesley De Pietri, Paolo Simioni, Luca Spiezia, Elena Campello, Sara Maggiolo et al.
    Pages 199-211

About this book


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 explained, with guidance on their use in contexts including trauma, cardiovascular surgery, ECMO, liver surgery, postpartum hemorrhage, and disorders of hemostasis in the critically ill. An individual chapter is devoted to practical issues when applying POC tests, and the book closes by presenting a set of informative clinical cases. As POC devices gain increasing popularity as bedside diagnostic tools in different clinical settings, it is important for practitioners to understand their role and value. Point-of-Care Tests for Severe Hemorrhage will be a useful and reliable source of information for anesthesiologists, intensivists, cardiologists, and hematologists.


Blood transfusions Coagulation testing Platelet function Severe bleeding Thromboelastography/thromboelastometry

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Ranucci
    • 1
  • Paolo Simioni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareIRCCS Policlinico San DonatoSan Donato MilaneseItaly
  2. 2.Department of Medicine Hemorrhagic and Thrombotic Diseases UnitUniversity of Padua Medical SchoolPaduaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24793-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24795-3
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals