Using thrombolytics in frostbite injury

Eric Gross, Johanna C. Moore

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Abstract

Until recently, the treatment of frostbite injuries has been limited to supportive care only, with mediocre outcomes. The use of thrombolytic therapy has been presented in a limited fashion in the literature since 2005. This case study describes the work-up and treatment of a patient with severe frostbite injury who received tPA. We then discuss thrombolytic therapy in more detail, with particular attention to the two studies outlining different treatment regimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-271
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cold injury
  • Frostbite
  • hypothermia
  • thrombolytic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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