Managing Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

February 2, 2009

How do you detect DIC? What do the PT, PTT, and fibrinogen readings really mean? Do you understand the disease's complex pathophysiology? When do you use fresh frozen platelets, cryoprecipitate, and packed RBCs? Michael Foley, MD, a respected authority in the field, uses plain clinical English and several brain-sticky metaphors to make the topic ridiculously simple.