Impact of recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin for disseminated intravascular coagulation

Shinji Itoh, Ken Shirabe, Shunji Kohnoe, Noriaki Sadanaga, Kiyoshi Kajiyama, Motoyuki Yamagata, Hideaki Anai, Norifumi Harimoto, Toru Ikegami, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Background: Early treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) can be associated with improved early outcomes. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of recombinant human soluble thrombomodulin (rTM) administration in patients with peritonitis-induced DIC. Patients and Methods: We treated 39 patients with DIC or pre-DIC caused by peritonitis at the Department of Surgery and Science, Kyushu University, and related facilities between January and December 2013. Results: Patients surviving to 28 days after DIC treatment had significantly better platelet counts, DIC scores, and sequential organ failure assessment scores at 7 days than did those who died earlier than 28 days. Patients receiving rTM had significantly better overall survival rates at 28 days and the results of multivariate analysis showed that rTM administration for DIC treatment was a prognostic indicator of 28-day survival in patients with peritonitis. Conclusion: rTM administration for the treatment of DIC or pre-DIC complicated by peritonitis had acceptable early outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2493-2496
Number of pages4
JournalAnticancer research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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