Pivotal role of platelets in critical illness: evidence behind clinical interventions.

@article{Collins2004PivotalRO,
  title={Pivotal role of platelets in critical illness: evidence behind clinical interventions.},
  author={Angela Smith Collins},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={217-21}
}
Arteriosclerosis, chronic renal failure, and diabetes are all diseases in which the platelet cycle plays an important role. Effective interventions for these diseases are emerging from vascular biology in general and from the study of platelets in particular. Platelet cell processes are powerful modulators of immunology, thrombosis, fibrinolysis, and… CONTINUE READING