Preoperative use of romiplostim in thrombocytopenic patients with chronic hepatitis C and liver cirrhosis.

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BACKGROUND AND AIM Patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) often develop chronic liver disease, liver cirrhosis and concurrent thrombocytopenia, which manifests as decreased platelet counts and bleeding complications. Romiplostim, a thrombopoietin mimetic peptibody that stimulates the thrombopoietin receptor, has been used as a treatment for primary… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2012.07246.x

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