Published in Blood Weekly, February 28th, 2002
"Because of the variable responsiveness of thromboplastins to lupus anticoagulants (LA), concerns have been raised about the validity of the prothrombin time-International Normalized Ratio (PT-INR) in monitoring oral anticoagulant treatment in patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and LA," explained Dr. Armando Tripodi and colleagues at Maggiore Hospital in Milan and Riuniti Hospital in Bergamo.
However, those concerns are unfounded as long...
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