Sebastian Francis

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Difenacoum is a long-acting superwarfarin-type anticoagulant that exerts its effect through inhibiting vitamin K 2,3-epoxide reductase. Inhibition of this enzyme leads to reduced bioavailability of the metabolically active form of vitamin K resulting in decreased production of vitamin K-dependent proteins including coagulation factors II, VII, IX and X. A(More)
Essential thrombocythemia (ET) is a clonal stem-cell disorder characterized by persistent thrombocytosis. Patients with ET and risk factors for thrombotic complications have been shown to benefit from cytoreductive therapy, the most common agent used being, hydroxycarbamide. Although this agent is usually well-tolerated, one of the recognized adverse(More)
BACKGROUND Population based data suggest the proportion of patients failing imatinib in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is higher than the reported one-third of patients in clinical trials. Clinical trials have demonstrated second generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) dasatinib and nilotinib can restore complete cytogenetic remission (CCR) and major(More)
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