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With his usual prodigous energy, Dr. Bick has reattacked the dog-eared subject of disseminated intravascular coagulation and some of the hyperfibrinolytic states. His first chapter is excellent, emphasizing the importance of the vasculature, as well as platelets and blood proteins, in hemostasis. A small contention is his use of names of investigators (Rosenthal and Laki-Lorand) for coagulation factor synonyms in Table 7. The section on activation of the fibrinolytic enzyme system has more problems; tissue plasminogen activator released from damaged endothelium is hardly mentioned, whereas great stress is put on the contact activation system and the role of factor XIIa.
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Related Syndromes.. Ann Intern Med. ;99:892–893. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-6-892_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(6):892-893.
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