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Long-Term Ongoing Coagulopathy in Premature Infants With Respiratory Distress Syndrome.
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PMID:  22556372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The previously reported activated intravascular coagulation system in the acute phase of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) has not been evaluated in the long term. We assessed the activities of coagulation system of a cohort of premature infants with RDS in comparison with healthy premature infants (HPIs), healthy mature infants (HMIs), and pediatric laboratory controls over a 6-month period. Cord and venous blood samples were taken at birth, at the first month and sixth month. Protein C (PC), free protein S (f-PS), and antithrombin (AT) activities, thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complex, prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (PF1 + 2), and fibrinogen levels were measured. Mean PC, f-PS, <scp>d</scp>-dimer, and fibrinogen values were similar at all periods for HPI and RDS groups. Low neonatal anticoagulant proteins increased within 6 months in HMI and HPI groups. However, in RDS group, the AT activity remained significantly lower together with significantly higher TAT and PF1 + 2 levels both at the first month and at sixth month, suggesting a long-term consumption coagulopathy.
Authors:
Muammer Buyukinan; Deniz Yilmaz; Mehmet Yalaz; Ozge Altun Koroglu; Mete Akisu; Kaan Kavakli; Nilgun Kultursay
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1938-2723     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508125     Medline TA:  Clin Appl Thromb Hemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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