Effect of splenectomy on platelet activation and decompression sickness outcome in a rat model of decompression.

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INTRODUCTION Splenic platelets have been recognized to have a greater prothrombotic potential than others platelets. We studied whether platelets released by splenic contraction could influence the severity and outcome of decompression sickness (DCS) and bubble-induced platelet activation. METHODS Sixteen, male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned… (More)

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