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Patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) are prone to develop thrombotic complications and thus frequently receive heparin. Surprisingly heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) has been rarely reported in MPD and is potentially under-diagnosed due to the relatively high platelet count. We report three patients with MPD who developed HIT; all(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), fluvoxamine and citalopram, that markedly differ in their level of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C19 inhibition, on the laboratory response to clopidogrel, a prodrug requiring metabolism by the CYP system, and especially CYP2C19, to produce its active form. DESIGN(More)
The efficacy of low-dose aspirin in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been questioned. We tested if twice daily dosing of aspirin would be more effective in T2DM, possibly due to increased platelet turnover. A randomised cross-over study compared 75 mg aspirin OD, 75 mg BID and 320 mg OD (≥ 2 week treatment periods) in 25 patients with T2DM and micro- or(More)
Platelet adhesion at sites of cardiovascular injury may facilitate leukocyte deposition. We asked if and how platelets enhance lymphocyte adhesion on different subendothelial matrix protein (SEMP)-coated surface at arterial shear stress. Hirudinised whole blood was subjected to an arterial shear rate (500 s(-1)) in a Cone and Plate(let) analyser (CPA) for 5(More)
Increased platelet reactivity and decreased response to antiplatelet drugs may result in recurrent ischemic events after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We evaluated laboratory response to aspirin in patients with ACS before and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and assessed its effect on major adverse clinical events. Sixty-three consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND The chest radiograph is considered one of the most complex imaging modalities to interpret. Several studies have evaluated radiograph interpretation in the emergency department, and considerable disagreement among clinical physicians and expert radiologists has been observed in the reading of chest films. The interpretation of chest radiographs(More)
Hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) is an unusual acute syndrome presenting with fever, hepatosplenomegaly, and cytopenias. The hallmark of HPS is the accumulation of activated macrophages that engulf hematopoietic cells in the reticuloendothelial system. Most cases of HPS in adults are secondary to infection or malignancy, and thus investigation of the(More)
We report a 39-year-old female who presented over 11 years with autoimmune cholangiopathy associated with kaleidoscopic manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including, arthritis, skin changes, pleuritis, diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis, lymphadenopathy, splenomegaly, hyperglobulinemia, and major depression. While antimitochondrial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of image-guided cutting-edge-needle biopsy of peripheral lymph nodes and superficial masses for the diagnosis of lymphoma, for which many still advocate open surgical resection. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of the medical records of 114 lymphoma patients who presented with peripheral(More)