Hemostatic competency and elastase-alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor levels in surgery, trauma, and sepsis.

@article{Viljoen1995HemostaticCA,
  title={Hemostatic competency and elastase-alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor levels in surgery, trauma, and sepsis.},
  author={Margaretha Viljoen and Louise Roux and J. P. G. Pretorius and I H Coetzee and Estelle Viljoen},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={381-5}
}
Previous studies investigated the effects of neutrophil elastase on isolated factors in the hemostatic process. Some of these reported effects are, however, procoagulative and others anticoagulative. The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of elastase on the in vivo hemostatic competency. The effect of elastase activity on the hemostatic competency was determined in a group of 50 surgical intensive care unit patients and 23 control subjects. Surgical intensive care unit patients were… CONTINUE READING

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