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Global fibrinolytic capacity in neonatal sepsis.
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PMID:  21078608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In this study, we studied global fibrinolytic capacity (GFC) in newborn infants with sepsis. Sixty-one newborn infants, admitted to neonatal intensive care unit at Yuzuncu Yil University Hospital were enrolled in this study. White blood cell count, immature (I) / mature (M) neutrophil ratios, prothrombin time, and d-dimer levels were significantly higher in patient group than those of control group (P < .05). We found GFC to be significantly lower in the patient group compared to the control group (P < .05). The GFC value was negatively correlated to the Tollner scores but this correlation was not statistically significant (r = -.267, P = .095). Our findings showed that GFC decreases in severe neonatal sepsis; therefore, we suggest that GFC may be used for prognosis or in the early prediction of severe sepsis rather than the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis.
Authors:
Erdal Peker; Sinan Akbayram; Hadi Geylani; Murat Dogan; Ercan Kirimi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Appl. Thromb. Hemost.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E64-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
1 Department of Pediatrics, Yuzuncu Yil University School of Medicine, Van, Turkey.
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