Immediate postoperative low platelet count is associated with delayed liver function recovery after partial liver resection.

@article{Alkozai2010ImmediatePL,
  title={Immediate postoperative low platelet count is associated with delayed liver function recovery after partial liver resection.},
  author={Edris M. Alkozai and Maarten W. N. Nijsten and Koert Pieter de Jong and Marieke T. de Boer and Paul M. J. G. Peeters and Maarten J. H. Slooff and Robert J Porte and Ton Lisman},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={251 2},
  pages={300-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a low postoperative platelet count is associated with a poor recovery of liver function in patients after partial liver resection. BACKGROUND Experimental studies in rodents have recently suggested that blood platelets play a critical role in the initiation of liver regeneration. It remains unclear whether platelets are also involved in liver regeneration in humans. METHODS In a series of 216 consecutive patients who underwent partial liver resection for… CONTINUE READING
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