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a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers

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D-dimer is a reliable and sensitive index of fibrin deposition and stabilization.
Acil serviste akut aort disseksiyonu suphesi mevcut olan ve ileri tetkik oncesi D-dimer testi istenen hastalar calismaya dahil edilmistir.
In combination with D-dimer, a negative result should be adequate to exclude PE in low and probably intermediate risk patients.
The findings indicate that elevated levels of D-dimer and interleukin-6 identify a subgroup of HIV-infected patients at high risk of death in both treatment groups, and the increases in both markers may partly explain the increased risk of mortality and CVD in the treatment interruption group," he said at the conference, which was sponsored by the Foundation for Retrovirology and Human Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Utilization of pretest probability assessment, together with Dade Behring's Stratus(R) CS Acute Care(TM) D-dimer assay, aids in the diagnosis of VTE.
A D-dimer test that can be carried out locally in general practice is the index test, and the reference test is the repeated radiological or ultrasonographic test carried out after referral to a hospital, in all study patients irrespective of and blinded to the results of the D-dimer index test.
A recent diagnosis of a cancer, scores one; A recent major operation, scores one; No trauma to leg, score one; Distended veins score one; Calf swollen by more than 3cms, score one; An abnormal D-dimer blood test scores six which trumps everything else but which is not always quickly available; A score of four or more means you need an ultrasound scan of the leg, probably in hospital.
Researcher Reena Mehra, assistant professor of medicine at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and colleagues examined plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), fibrinogen and D-dimer, relative to the severity of SDB as defined by the apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) in 537 subjects.
These markers include C-Reactive Protein, B-Type Natriuretic Peptide, D-Dimer, and other markers of inflammation.
1-5) Our patient suffered from both diseases, as evidenced by histological analyses: cortical necrosis and signs of thrombotic microangiopathy (fibrin-platelet thrombus material within the glomerular capillary lumina) and abnormal clotting parameters with low fibrinogen, high D-dimer levels and low platelet counts.
A nested case-control study from the WHI presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology has found that excessively high levels of the coagulation factor D-dimer, in the presence of HT, significantly increases a woman's risk of developing venous thrombosis.
Specific topics include clinical probability and D-Dimer testing, evaluation of leg veins, risk stratification, cardiac biomarkers, the importance of a patent Foramen ovale, diagnostic algorithms for hemodynamically stable patient, Heparin anticoagulation, thrombosis, patients with fulminant PE undergoing CPR, surgical embolectomy, intervention in acute massive PEs, vitamin K, hereditary and acquired thrombophilia, cancer, pregnancy, air travel and chronic hypertension.