Baseline parameters for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) in healthy women undergoing elective caesarean delivery: a prospective observational study in Australia.

Affiliation

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Services, The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, QLD, Australia; The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Formal reference ranges for rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) in pregnancy have not been obtained in the recommended minimum sample size of 120. This prospective observational study aimed to establish baseline parameters in an Australian population of women undergoing elective caesarean delivery. The secondary aim was to compare these reference ranges with those from prior studies and the manufacturer.

Keywords

Coagulation,Elective caesarean deliveries,Pregnancy,ROTEM®,Reference ranges,Rotational thromboelastometry,Third trimester,