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The soybean is rich in isoflavone phytoestrogens, which are ligands for estrogen receptors, but it is unknown whether soy/phytoestrogens have similar procoagulant effects to estrogen. In this randomized double-blind trial, 40 healthy postmenopausal women of age 50-75 yr received soy protein isolate (40 g soy protein, 118 mg isoflavones) (n = 19) or casein(More)
The levels of the purine catabolic enzymes, adenosine deaminase (ADA) and purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PNP), together with the pyrimidine activities, thymidine phosphorylase (TP) and thymidine kinase isozymes (TK) have been determined for cells obtained from solid lymphoid tissue of 38 patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and 14 individuals(More)
The profile of thymidine kinase isoenzymes was determined in peripheral blood lymphocytes from 14 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and 31 controls. Twelve patients with indolent disease showed TK2 isoenzyme activity, while two patients in whom the disease evolved and two patients who presented with aggressive disease exhibited TK1 isoenzyme(More)
Cytosolic thymidine kinase (EC has been purified 5200-fold to apparent homogeneity from normal human placenta. The purification includes sequential affinity chromatography on blue-Sepharose and a thymidine column. The molecular weight of the enzyme determined by gel filtration and sucrose density ultracentrifugation is 92,000. The subunit(More)
Use of combined oral contraceptives (OC) is associated with a significant risk of thrombosis. The mechanisms of this effect are not clearly defined. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is a circulating anti-coagulant that inhibits the earliest steps in activation of the extrinsic coagulation pathway. It plays a central role in control of coagulation but(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy, safety and cost savings of home treatment of lower-limb deep venous thrombosis (DVT). SETTING A hospital-in-the-home treatment program. PATIENTS One hundred patients with acute lower limb DVT (53 proximal, 47 distal), and no contraindication to home treatment, were entered into the program from March 1995 to February(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence suggests that regional left atrial coagulation activity may be increased in mitral stenosis and perhaps contribute to the pathophysiology of left atrial thrombus. However, the relation of left atrial coagulation activity to factors that predispose to left atrial thrombus formation is unknown, and the relation between left atrial(More)
A 16-year-old schoolgirl presented with acute promyelocytic leukemia. 10 days after induction chemotherapy with doxorubicin and cytosine arabinoside together with heparinisation for the accompanying disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, she developed ventricular fibrillation. Following successful cardiac resuscitation a gated blood pool scan showed a(More)
Increased regional left atrial (LA) coagulation activity has recently been implicated in the pathophysiology of LA thrombus and systemic embolism in mitral stenosis (MS). Anticoagulation with warfarin reduces the risk of such thromboembolism, but the effect of warfarin on LA coagulation activity is unknown. We have addressed this question in MS patients(More)