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In patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis >70% diameter, the annual incidence of ipsilateral stroke is 3-4%. Multicentre randomised studies such as the asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis study (ACAS) in the U.S.A. and the ACST in Europe aim to answer the question whether carotid...
The Coulter STKS mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and hematocrit (HCT) are assessed in thrombotic diseases. Complete blood counts (CBCs) were studied retrospectively in 645 consecutive hospital cases and, 850 "CBCs with blood films to...
Gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery has been shown to be a relatively safe, cost-effective, and less invasive neurosurgical intervention for the treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). Total AVM obliteration rates at 3 years postradiosurgery approach 90%, with minimal...
Many pathogenic mechanisms play a part in hemorrhage in chronic liver disease. This study was done to characterize the alterations of fibrinogen components and dysfibrinogenemia in patients with liver cirrhosis. Plasma from 31 patients with liver cirrhosis was analyzed to determine the...
Plasmin-antiplasmin complex (PAP) has been reported previously as elevated in sepsis syndrome and infection. To assess the value of PAP complex and the thrombin-antithrombin (TAT)/PAP ratio in thermal injury, sixty patients were studied within the first 36 h, at 5-7 days following injury, and at...
Despite current developments in anticoagulant drugs, unfractionated heparin has remained the drug of choice for anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass surgical procedures. The use of heparin has been associated with problems. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, intra- and postoperative...
Thorium dioxide was first used for radiographic imaging studies as early as 1915. Carcinogenesis was clearly established by the 1940s, such that by 1956 worldwide usage had ceased. Malignancies were noted to appear from 15 to 45 years after injection. A case of thorotrast-induced hepatic...
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