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Abnormal hemostasis screening tests leading to diagnosis of multiple myeloma

polymerization [ 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 ] or systemic fibrinolysis [ 18 ]. Abnormal screening coagulation test results, including prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), and thrombin time (TT), are commonly encountered in patients with plasma cell neoplasms and are not typically associated with clinically significant bleeding [ 4 , 5 ]. We describe a patient who was accidentally diagnosed with multiple myeloma during diagnostic work-up of screening coagulation tests prolongation. A 71-year-old patient diagnosed with renal tumor was referred to the

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Thrombelastography and Thrombelastometry

, Benchaib M, Fontaine O, Levrat A, Massignon D, Touzet S, Rudigoz R, Berland M. Coagulation assessment by rotation thrombelastometry in normal pregnancy. Thromb Haemost 2009; 101: 755 - 761. 5. Herbstreit F, Winter EM, Peters J, Hartmann M. Monitoring of haemostasis in liver transplantation: comparison of laboratory based and point of care tests. Anaesthesia 2010; 65 (1): 44-49. 6. Spalding GJ, Hartrumpf M, Sierig T, Oesberg N, Kirschke CG, Albes JM. Cost reduction of perioperative coagulation management in cardiac surgery: value of

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Comparison between thrombophilic gene polymorphisms among high risk patients

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Prevalence, pattern and clinical implications of transfusion transmissible viral infections among paediatric haemophiliacs in northern Nigeria

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Falls and associated complications in adults with haemophilia

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Abnormal platelet count correlates with poor survival in hepatocellular carcinoma

1 Introduction Liver cancer is the sixth most prevalent cancer and third most common global cause of cancer-related deaths [ 1 ]. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) constitutes >80% of primary liver cancers and is a major public health problem [ 2 ]. In Asia, approximately 80% of HCC cases, which are most commonly derived from chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, develop in the presence of liver cirrhosis [ 3 ]. In recent years, the incidence of HCC in Asia–Pacific regions has had a significant increase [ 4 ]. Despite improvements in the screening and

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Carotid Artery Disease in Diabetic Patients

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Factor XII – A Limitation for Divers?

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