Published in Blood Weekly, August 30th, 1999
C.D. Krohn and colleagues performed a study to evaluate the fibrinogen enzymatic conversion in blood collected postoperatively from a surgical wound ("Fibrinogen, Fibrin and Its Degradation Products in Drained Blood after Major Orthopaedic Surgery," Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 1999;10(4):167-71).
Ten otherwise healthy patients (aged 11-28 years) requiring surgical treatment for thoracic scoliosis were included in the study. The researchers compared arterial blood preoperatively and at wound closure with samples of drained...
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