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Dr. Roy E. Smith discusses how to identify and treat important coagulopathies.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss pertinent clinical aspects of bleeding
  • Review the hematological disorders causing bleeding: Coagulation factor disorders and platelet disorders
  • Review the approach to acquired bleeding disorders: Hemostasis in liver disease and kidney disease, warfarin induced bleeding, NOAC induced bleeding

Reading Resources:

  1. Morfini M, Coppola A, Franchini M, Di Minno G. Clinical use of factor VIII and factor IX concentrates. Blood Transfus. 2013 Sep;11 Suppl 4:s55-63.
  2. Brophy DF, Carl DE, Mohammed BM, Song J, Martin EJ, Bostic JL, Gehr TW. DIFFERENCES IN COAGULATION BETWEEN HEMODIALYSIS AND PERITONEAL DIALYSIS. Perit Dial Int. 2013 Dec 1.
  3. Nurden AT, Nurden P.Congenital platelet disorders and understanding of platelet function. Br J Haematol. 2013 Nov 29


Dr. Smith has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/29/2014 | Last Modified On: 1/29/2014 | Expires: 1/29/2015

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