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Table 6 Clotting support

From: Percutaneous tracheostomy in patients with severe liver disease and a high incidence of refractory coagulopathy: a prospective trial

Variable All (n = 60) Refractory coagulopathy (n = 25) Mild coagulopathy (n = 35) P value
FFP prior to PDT 66 39 (59%) 27 (41%) NS
Platelets prior to PDT 77 40 (52%) 37 (48%) NS
FFP total 125 78 (62%) 47 (38%) 0.059
Platelets total 129 80 (62%) 49 (38%) 0.009
Random platelet concentrates 121 58 (48%) 63 (52%) NS
Patients requiring platelets 41 21 20 0.029
Patients requiring FFP 22 12 10 NS
  1. Units of blood, platelet transfusions, and FFP administered prior to PDT and in total and number of patients requiring clotting products. Number in parenthesis denotes percentage of all units transfused. FFP, fresh frozen plasma; NS, not significant; PDT, percutaneous dilational tracheostomy.