Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Armelle M. de Laforcade

Associate Professor

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, Coagulation
Emergency and Critical Care

Campus Phone:
508-839-5395
x84415

Fax:
508-839-7922

Education

  • DVM - Tufts University - 1997
  • BS - Cornell University - 1993

Board Certification

  • ACVECC

An ex vivo evaluation of efficacy of refrigerated canine plasma

Author(s):Grochowsky, A.R. | Rozanski, E.A. | de Laforcade, A.M. | Sharp, C.R. | Meola, D.M. | Schavone, J.J. | Brooks, M.B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Systematic evaluation of evidence on veterinary viscoelastic testing Part 3: Assay activation and test protocol

Author(s):De Laforcade, A. | Goggs, R. | Wiinberg, B.
Publication year: 2014
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

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General Research Interests

Coagulation changes in critical illness and in severe trauma; development of protocols for anticoagulant use in the veterinary setting; monitoring anticoagulation therapy; diagnosis and management of severe sepsis and septic shock; alterations in microvascular perfusion in trauma and in critical illness.

Selected Research Projects

  • Evaluation of thromboelastography as a sensitive marker of coagulation abnormalities in sepsis.
  • Evaluation of thromboelastography in dogs following severe trauma.
  • Evaluating abdominal fluid cytology, biochemistry, and culture in dogs post-operatively following source control for abdominal sepsis.

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Coagulopathies associated with sepsis, liver disease, renal disease, rodenticide, DIC, and trauma. Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Emergency and Critical Care
  • Evaluation of thrombo-elastography as a sensitive marker of coagulation abnormalities in sepsis and in dogs following severe trauma. Coagulopathies, clinical critical care research, hypercoagulability and thormbosis, anticoagulation monitoring

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Thromboelastograph
  • ACL Elite hemostasis analyzer
  • Multiplate aggregometer
  • Microscan video microscope