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- Can Therapeutic Hypothermia Be Guided by Advanced Neuromonitoring in Neurocritical Care Patients? A Review. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag 2015 Apr 15.
- Platelet indices may be correlated with severity of vasospastic disorders. [Journal Article]
- Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2015.:63-7.
BACKGROUNDVasospastic disorders are common worldwide. In daily practice, routine blood samples are used for several investigations. In this study we aimed to determine the possible correlations between lymphocyte count, platelet indices, and the severity of vasospastic disorders. MATERIAL AND
METHODSData of 102 patients admitted to our department with vasospastic disorder symptomatology were retrospectively collected. Demographic data, symptoms, and blood test results were recorded. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to their rewarming time, which is determined by the cold stimulation test. Group 1 consisted of patients with rewarming time below 20 min and Group 2 consisted of patients with rewarming time above 21 min. Demographic data and blood test results were compared between groups. Results were analyzed with the SPSS for Mac 20.0 package program.
RESULTSThere was no statistically significant difference between the groups in demographic variables and symptomatology. In Group 2, mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) were higher than in Group 1, which was statistically significant (8.87 ± 0.74 vs. 8.38 ± 0.78, p=0.001 and 15.91 ± 1.92 vs. 14.7 ± 1.99, p=0.002, respectively). Similar to MPV and PDW, lymphocyte count was also higher in Group 2 than in Group 1 (2.28 ± 0.65 vs. 1.90 ± 0.68, p=0.002).
CONCLUSIONSDiagnosis and grading the severity of VD is challenging, but it can be supported by the presence of increased PDW, MPV, and lymphocyte count.
- Effects of droplet-vitrification cryopreservation based on physiological and antioxidant enzyme activities of Brassidium shooting star orchid. [Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't]
- ScientificWorldJournal 2015.:961793.
- Decreased DNA Disruption in the Porcine Neocortex with Erythromycin Preconditioning during Prolonged Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest: Evidence for Neuroprotection. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- J Card Surg 2015 Apr 9.
- Solar Radiation during Rewarming from Torpor in Elephant Shrews: Supplementation or Substitution of Endogenous Heat Production? [Journal Article]
- PLoS One 2015; 10(4):e0120442.
- Comparative effects of propofol and nitroglycerine on efficacy of rewarming in patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting. [Journal Article]
- Ann Card Anaesth 2015 Apr-Jun; 18(2):145-52.
- Effects of mild hypothermia therapy on the levels of glutathione in rabbit blood and cerebrospinal fluid after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. [Journal Article]
- Iran J Basic Med Sci 2015 Feb; 18(2):194-8.
- [Long-term prognosis of children with cerebrovascular disease]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- No To Hattatsu 2015 Jan; 47(1):37-42.
- Hypothermia for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children-A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Crit Care Med 2015 Mar 23.
- On the Effects of Thermal History on the Development and Relaxation of Thermo-Mechanical Stress in Cryopreservation. [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
- Cryogenics (Guildf) 2014 Nov-Dec.:86-94.