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Differentiating acute traumatic coagulopathy from disseminated intravascular coagulation

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Differentiating acute traumatic coagulopathy from disseminated intravascular coagulation

Prof. Amelia Goddard

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a complicated and dynamic haemostatic disorder characterised by variable imbalances of the components of the haemostatic system. DIC always occurs secondary to an underlying disease which causes an uncontrolled systemic inflammatory response. Post-traumatic haemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in humans within the first 24 hours post trauma. Forty to 70% of trauma-related deaths in people occur within the first few minutes to 6 hours after the incident; the majority secondary to severe brain injury and massive blood loss. Activation of the coagulation cascade is a recognised sequel following trauma and is positively correlated with the degree of tissue injury and hypoperfusion. Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) has only recently been described in veterinary medicine. Although it was initially thought to be similar to DIC, there are now enough evidence to show that the pathogenesis associated with ATC is markedly different from DIC and will therefore influence therapeutic intervention.

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Amelia Goddard

BVSc(Hons) MMedVet(Clin Lab Diag) PhD

Amelia Goddard is a Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology and Head of the Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. The title of her PhD thesis was “Haemostatic changes in canine babesiosis, caused by Babesia rossi, and its association with outcome”. She currently has 61 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written one book chapter with a second in progress. She has presented over 55 international scientific congress presentations and has delivered more than 50 regional and national CPD lectures. Her main research focus is on the complex interaction between the inflammatory and haemostatic systems in systemic inflammation, using various animal models such as canine babesiosis, canine parvovirus enteritis, canine spirocercosis, snake envenomation, African horse sickness and cancer in dogs.

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    Amelia Goddard Head of Department and Professor in Veterinary Clinical Pathology @ FVS, University of Pretoria

    Her main research focus is on the complex interaction between the inflammatory and haemostatic systems in systemic inflammation, using various animal models such as canine babesiosis, canine parvovirus enteritis, canine spirocercosis, snake envenomation, African horse sickness and cancer in dogs.