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Two case studies showing the importance of Coumarin tracing blood assays to investigate acquired coagulopathies in patients with selfharm behaviour
We have recent experience of two cases who presented with unexplained coagulopathies. Neither of them had a family or previous personal history of a bleeding tendency. They both denied the use of any medication. One case ...
Experience of romiplostin use in the management of ITP in a district general hospital setting-can fixed doses be used during stable phase to reduce wastage?
The thrombopoetin receptor agonist, Romiplostim is indicated in chronic ITP patients with refractory ITP. We reviewed and analysed the data from two refractory ITP patients managed with Romiplostim. Using current manufacturer ...
Understanding patterns of ordering common blood tests in patients admitted to hospital-an audit to evaluate number and frequency of common blood tests in admitted patients in a medium sized DGH
Blood tests play a very important part in the diagnosis and management of most diseases and pathology costs form significant proportion of the health service budget. The Independent Review of Pathology Services in the ...
Late discovery of a case with TAR syndrome who presented with an additional potential bleeding risk other than thrombocytopenia
The name of this syndrome based on an acronym describing the so called 'most obvious' clinical features: Absent Radii & Thrombocytopenia (TAR). There may however be more to TAR cases than what the name says. Development ...