Haematology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders or abnormalities in the blood and connected areas such as blood cells, haemoglobin and blood vessels. Haematology also covers bone marrow and spleen, which are the blood producing organs.
Haematology focuses on the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases including coagulation and haemorrhagic disorders such as fibrinogen deficiency, haematological and bone marrow cancers such as leukaemia and lymphoma, and anaemia.
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Welcome to the Fluid Management Learning Zone. In this Learning Zone we provide an overview of fluid management, including albumin for sepsis and septic shock, guidelines for fluid management in liver cirrhosis and fluid management in cardiac surgery.
Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding Learning Zone
Fibrinogen is an essential coagulation factor in the blood clotting cascade. The importance for fibrinogen in normal haemostasis is highlighted in patients of inherited fibrinogen deficiencies who display coagulopathies such as excessive bleeding and thrombolytic events.
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