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ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Journal articles

Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratio in Patients with Pesticide Poisoning

Background: Pesticides are highly toxic to human beings, and pesticide poisoning is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The identification...

Added 5 years ago

Topically applied Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil causes direct anti-cancer cytotoxicity in subcutaneous tumour bearing mice

Background: Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil (TTO) applied topically in a dilute (10%) dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) formulation exerts a rapid...

Added 7 years ago

Suspected Greater Celandine hepatotoxicity: liver-specific causality evaluation of published case reports from Europe

Background and objectives: In 21 published case reports, the use of the herb Greater Celandine (GC) (Chelidonium majus L.) has...

Added 7 years ago

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