Abdul Kareem Al Momen

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OBJECTIVE Sepsis syndrome is usually accompanied by activation of blood coagulation mechanisms. Earlier studies found deficiencies of the 3 main natural anticoagulants, antithrombin, protein C, and protein S. However, none of these inhibitors block tissue factor, the prime trigger of coagulation during sepsis that is controlled specifically by the tissue(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the long-term trend in platelet consumption in a university hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS The annual consumption of platelets concentrate (PC) was analyzed over 23 years (1985-2007) in King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. RESULTS The total 23 years consumption was 100,466 units of PC. Consumption went(More)
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