SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.100 número5Dosage adjustment in medical patients with renal impairment at Groote Schuur hospitalPrimary care morbidity in Eastern Cape province índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Serviços Personalizados

Artigo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • Em processo de indexaçãoCitado por Google
  • Em processo de indexaçãoSimilares em Google

Compartilhar


SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

versão On-line ISSN 2078-5135

Resumo

DAVIDS, Hajierah et al. Endogenous heparin levels in the controlled asthmatic patient. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2010, vol.100, n.5, pp. 307-308. ISSN 2078-5135.

BACKGROUND: Since heparin possesses anti-inflammatory properties, it is hypothesised that asthmatic patients have decreased levels of circulating heparin compared with healthy individuals. DESIGN: We compared endogenous heparin levels in controlled asthmatic patients (53 adults) from the Asthma Clinic at Johannesburg General Hospital with those of healthy controls (26 adults) from the general population. Heparin levels in the blood samples were tested using the Chromogenix Coatest Heparin kit. RESULT: The blood of the patients contained significantly lower levels of endogenous heparin compared with that of the healthy individuals, indicating that the anti-inflammatory properties afforded by heparin are absent in these patients.

        · texto em Inglês     · Inglês ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License