Lotte Bosman

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BACKGROUND Currently there is no sensitive laboratory test to establish the influence of red blood cells (RBCs) on hemostasis. As thromboelastography (TEG) measures hemostasis in whole blood, taking into account the interactions of all cellular elements, we used this instrument to investigate the role that RBCs play in hemostasis. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
Nedocromil sodium and sodium cromoglycate inhibited histamine release from rat peritoneal mast cells. Tachyphylaxis was observed with both drugs. The 2 compounds were extremely selective in their action, being less active against peritoneal mast cells from the hamster and completely ineffective against mast cells from the mouse. Human basophil leucocytes,(More)
This study is a systematic analysis of the literature on psychosocial aspects in head and neck cancer patients. Patients with head and neck cancer experience a variety of physical as well as psychosocial problems. Physical problems include swallowing or chewing, speech and physical appearance. Psychosocial problems include anxiety, depression, loss of(More)
BACKGROUND Our objective was to analyze the effects of age, gender, and the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) on coagulation using thrombelastography (TEG), a single test to analyze both plasma coagulation factors and cellular elements in whole blood. METHODS TEG variables were measured in native whole blood and in recalcified citrated blood from 120(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES As thrombelastography (TEG) measures haemostasis in whole blood, we used this instrument to study whether transfused platelets (PLTs) have the same haemostatic function compared to native circulating PLTs. Further, we studied the effect of storage time on the haemostatic potential of platelet concentrates (PCs). MATERIALS AND(More)
An experiment was conducted to assess the effects of different types of sentences and recording methods on naive judges' evaluations of the speech communication effectiveness of four patients who had undergone surgery for oral cancer. As expected, judges understood patients better if they read meaningful rather than meaningless sentences and if their speech(More)
The functional properties of enzymically dispersed mast cells from human lung parenchyma, colonic mucosa and colonic submucosa/muscle were compared. In general, the cells responded in a similar fashion to the histamine releasing action of a variety of immunological and non-immunological stimuli. However, some differences were observed in their responses to(More)
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