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Original Paper

Influence of Fibrinogen Degradation Products on Thrombin Time, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time and Prothrombin Time of Canine Plasma

Mischke R. · Wolling H.

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Clinic for Small Animals, School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany

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Haemostasis 2000;30:123–130

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: September 15, 2000
Issue release date: September 2000

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1424-8832 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-8840 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/PHT

Abstract

To investigate how thrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) and prothrombin time are influenced by fibrinogen degradation products (FDP), different concentrations (0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 mg/ml) of the purified FDP X, Y, D and E were added to the plasma of healthy dogs. If fragment Y was added to the plasma a considerable inhibitory effect could be demonstrated for all three test systems. A significant prolongation (p < 0.05) was found for concentrations of ≥0.1 mg/ml (thrombin time, APTT) and ≥0.2 mg/ml (prothrombin time). With FDP Y concentrations from >0.185 mg/ml (prothrombin time) to >0.24 mg/ml (APTT) coagulation time was prolonged beyond the respective reference range. As regards the other fragments, a comparable inhibitory effect could only be shown for fragment X added to the thrombin time test system. This effect can most probably be explained by the competition of the FDP X and fibrinogen for the fibrinogen binding sites of thrombin, rather than by a fibrin polymerization disorder. The results demonstrate that for plasma with normal fibrinogen concentration the group tests are only prolonged beyond the reference range at FDP concentrations very rarely found in spontaneous hyperfibrinolysis.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: September 15, 2000
Issue release date: September 2000

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 3
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1424-8832 (Print)
eISSN: 1424-8840 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/PHT


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