Association between low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation and endotoxemia in patients with liver cirrhosis.

@article{Violi1995AssociationBL,
  title={Association between low-grade disseminated intravascular coagulation and endotoxemia in patients with liver cirrhosis.},
  author={Francesco Violi and Domenico Ferro and Stefania Basili and Mirella Saliola and Concetta Quintarelli and Cristiano Alessandri and Cl{\'a}udio Olavo de Almeida C{\'o}rdova},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={531-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Hyperfibrinolysis may complicate the clinical course of liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate if, in cirrhosis, hyperfibrinolysis is primary or secondary to intravascular clotting activation and if endotoxemia is associated with activation of clotting and/or the fibrinolytic system. METHODS Clotting, fibrinolytic indexes, and endotoxemia were studied in 41 cirrhotic patients and 20 healthy subjects. RESULTS Twenty-seven cirrhotic patients (66%) had high… CONTINUE READING

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