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Thromboelastometry versus standard coagulation tests versus restrictive protocol to guide blood transfusion prior to central venous catheterization in cirrhosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  • Leonardo Lima Rocha1Email author,
  • Camila Menezes Souza Pessoa1,
  • Ary Serpa Neto1,
  • Rogerio Ruscitto do Prado1,
  • Eliezer Silva1,
  • Marcio Dias de Almeida2,
  • Thiago Domingos Correa1 and
  • on behalf of the POCKET Trial Investigators

Received: 5 December 2016

Accepted: 13 February 2017

Published: 27 February 2017

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Original Submission
5 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
13 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rakesh Aggarwal
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
27 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-1835-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Adult Critical Care Unit, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil
Liver Transplant Program, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil