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How To Evaluate a Prolonged PT and aPTT
What do you do when both the prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) are prolonged? For starters, you think about what information the prolonged aPTT and the PTT give you about the coagulation cascade (Are you feeling anxious yet?). Hematologist, Dr. Toyosi Onwuemene, walks you through the evaluation.
How to Evaluate a Prolonged aPTT
When the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) is prolonged; but the prothrombin time is normal, that narrows down the possibilities to a deficiency or inhibitor of the intrinsic pathway. In this video, hematologist, Dr. Onwuemene walks us through the evaluation.
Why does this patient have Monocytosis?
When the Consult Service is called about a patient with B-symptoms and monocytosis, it is easy to jump immediately to the bone marrow biopsy. Before the bone marrow biopsy, hematologist, Dr. Toyosi Onwuemene, discusses why a broad differential should be considered.
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