Fibrinogen and Bleeding After Cardiac Surgery

2014-08-27 03:19:43 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to investigate safety and efficacy of prophylactic fibrinogen infusion in patients with fibrinogen levels in lower normal range undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).


Primary effect variables is efficacy of fibrinogen infusion on number of transfusions with blood products during hospital stay. Secondary effects variables are effects of fibrinogen on bleeding volume after surgery, postoperative haemoglobin levels 12 and 24 hours after surgery, pharmacoeconomic effects, and effects of fibrinogen infusions on laboratory variables assessing global hemostasis, coagulation, fibrinolysis and platelet function.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention






Cardiothoracic Surgery unit, Sahlgrenska University Hospital




Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:43-0400

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Receptors that bind FIBRINOGEN through distinct adhesive sequences on the fibrinogen molecule. Although MACROPHAGE-1 ANTIGEN is considered an important signaling molecule for fibrinogen interaction, a variety of INTEGRINS from all three major families, (beta1, beta2, and beta3) have been shown to bind fibrinogen.

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Soluble protein fragments formed by the proteolytic action of plasmin on fibrin or fibrinogen. FDP and their complexes profoundly impair the hemostatic process and are a major cause of hemorrhage in intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis.

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