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The synthesis of a number of clotting factors takes place in a hepatocyte. Therefore, measurement of these factors in the blood have proved to be of additional value in the diagnosis and follow-up of liver diseases. In the present study we evaluated protein C level in the plasma of patients with liver cell damage due to chronic alcohol consumption. A(More)
Malathion (MA) is a widely used insecticide in México. The snail Stagnicola sp is a native species of the Ignacio Ramírez dam (IRD). This work aimed to evaluate the bioavailability and toxicity of MA in sediments of the IRD from the Stagnicola sp snail, taking into account the physicochemical properties of the IRD sediment. The toxic effect of MA on the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the role of endothelial cell mediators, E-selectin (ES), intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1), tissue factor (TF), and von Willebrand factor (vWF), in the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) complicated with respiratory failure [pancreatitis-associated lung injury (PALI)]. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study included(More)
Protein Z (PZ) deficiency may induce bleeding as well as thrombosis. The aim of our study was to estimate the concentration of PZ in patients with acute leukemia. Plasma levels of PZ were determined in 76 patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia ([AML], n = 50; acute lymphoblastic leukemia [ALL], n = 26) and 62 healthy participants. In the patients,(More)
We have investigated the effect of simulated saturation diving on the activation of intrinsic and extrinsic coagulation pathways. Thirty-one male divers divided into two groups were tested in decompression habitat LSH-200. The first group of 16 divers was subjected to hyperbaric exposure at pressure of 180 kPa with air as a breathing mixture, and the second(More)
Blood coagulation and fibrinolysis are activated systemically in patients with malignancy. The precarious balance between coagulation and fibrinolysis is modulated by serine proteinase inhibitors (serpins). Levels of selected serpins (alpha1-antichymotrypsin, alpha1-antitrypsin, alpha2-macroglobulin, antithrombin III, C1 inhibitor, alpha2-antiplasmin),(More)
The ability of human peripheral blood monocytes to secrete plasma serine protease inhibitors was studied. Monocytes from blood obtained from healthy young adult volunteers were cultured for up to 36 h with and without lipopolysaccharide from Escherichia coli. The concentrations of plasma serine protease inhibitors in monocyte culture supernatants were(More)
The specific endothelial cell product von Willebrand factor antigen (vWf:Ag) was measured in plasma and lung function tests were carried out and the following lung injury parameters measured: P(a)O2/F(i)O2 ratio, static respiratory compliance and Murray's lung injury score (LIS) in a follow-up study of 36 severely traumatized patients. Injury severity score(More)
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and an important cause of longterm disability. Up to 10% of stroke patients is younger than 45 years old. In the present study we measured and compared TF and TFPI concentrations in 50 ischemic stroke patients up to the age of fifty and in 30 control subjects matched for age. TF concentration was significantly(More)
BACKGROUND In the anterior segment of the eye, fibrin clots must be rapidly resorbed to prevent fibrosis. Tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA), a serine protease that catalyzes the conversion from plasminogen to plasmin, plays an important role in the fibrinolytic system and has therefore in recent years attracted attention in the field of(More)