Accession Number:

AD0628123

Title:

CHANGES IN BLOOD COAGULABILITY IN DOGS FOLLOWING FLASH BURNS

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE NC

Report Date:

1966-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A controlled study of blood coagulability after burns in dogs revealed an elevation of the plasma fibrinogen, prolongation of the partial thromboplastin time and Lee-White siliconed clotting times, and decreased fibrinolytic activity occurring between 12 and 96 hours after burn. No significant changes were noted in the thrombocyte count or prothrombin time and no evidence for a period of hypercoagulability was found. It was concluded that the changes developed too late to explain previous experimental observations and that the study of the relationship of blood coagulability to specific problems, rather than as a general phenomenon, might be more profitable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE