ADP-dependent platelet function prior to and in the early course of pediatric liver transplantation and persisting thrombocytopenia are positively correlated with ischemia/reperfusion injury.

Abstract

Little is known about the role of platelets in relation to ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) of the liver graft especially in children. Thrombocyte function was prospectively analysed in 21 consecutive pediatric liver transplantation (pLT) patients by platelet aggregometry secondary to adenosine diphosphate (ADP), collagen, and the von Willebrand factor… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1432-2277.2010.01054.x

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