Ayse Akyildiz

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Little is known about the role of platelets in relation to ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) of the liver graft especially in children. Thrombocyte function was prospectively analysed in 21 consecutive pediatric liver transplantation (pLT) patients by platelet aggregometry secondary to adenosine diphosphate (ADP), collagen, and the von Willebrand factor(More)
Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a major platelet adhesion molecule at sites of vascular injury, such as observed in ischemia/reperfusion injury following orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Thirty-three OLT patients were divided into groups with elevated or low markers of hepatocellular damage (high and low-HD). Whole-blood aggregometry was performed to(More)
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