Ulrich Abildgaard

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Extrinsic pathway inhibitor (EPI) is a potent inhibitor of the factor VIIa-tissue thromboplastin complex. The effect of heparin on EPI activity was studied using a chromogenic substrate assay. Addition of heparin to test plasma or whole blood in vitro increased EPI activity. This increase in EPI activity was reduced by the addition of polybrene and/or(More)
BACKGROUND The HELLP syndrome is a serious complication in pregnancy characterized by haemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count occurring in 0.5 to 0.9% of all pregnancies and in 10-20% of cases with severe preeclampsia. The present review highlights occurrence, diagnosis, complications, surveillance, corticosteroid treatment, mode of(More)
BACKGROUND Low-molecular-weight heparins administered subcutaneously once or twice daily have been reported to be as safe and efficacious as intravenous unfractionated heparin in the treatment of acute venous thromboembolic disease. OBJECTIVE To determine whether subcutaneous enoxaparin administered once or twice daily is as effective as continuously(More)
A polysaccharide isolated from the body wall of the sea cucumber Ludwigothurea grisea has a backbone like that of mammalian chondroitin sulfate: [4-beta-D-GlcA-1-->3-beta-D-GalNAc-1]n but substituted at the 3-position of the beta--glucuronic acid residues with sulfated alpha--fucopyranosyl branches (Vieira, R. P., Mulloy, B., and Mourão, P. A. S. (1991) J.(More)
HELLP (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count) syndrome is serious for the mother and the offspring. HELLP occurs in 0.2-0.8% of pregnancies and in 70-80% of cases it coexists with preeclampsia (PE). This review concerns the pathogenetic mechanisms of HELLP syndrome with an emphasis on differences between HELLP and early onset PE. The(More)
This study was performed in order to separate plasma fractions of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) on the basis of TFPI's heparin binding properties. A main goal was to look for differences in anticoagulant effect of the TFPI fractions from plasma. Normal plasma and plasma with increased amounts of TFPI were used; plasma from cancer patients and(More)
OBJECTIVES The present trial investigated the efficacy and safety of dalteparin in the prevention of arterial thromboembolism after an acute anterior myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) thrombus formation is associated with increased risk of arterial embolism in patients with an acute MI. Thrombolytic and antiplatelet therapy do(More)
The nephrotoxic effect of cisplatin (5 mg/kg i.v.) was evaluated in 8 dogs 48-72 h after administration. The lithium clearance method was used for assessing the absolute and fractional reabsorption rates of sodium and water in proximal as well as in more distal segments of the total nephron population, before and during saline loading (infusion of 5 ml/kg(More)
Twenty-four patients with severe stable angina pectoris were included in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study to assess the efficacy of a controlled-release preparation of isosorbide-5-mononitrate (ISMN-CR) 60 mg once daily or twice daily as adjunctive treatment to a beta blocker. In bicycle ergometer exercise tests performed 4 h(More)