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Can Mean Platelet Volume Be a Surrogate Marker of Inflammation in Rheumatic Diseases?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.202
Pages: 
165–9
Synopsis: 
It has been suggested that low-level mean platelet volume (MPV) in humans may be related to secondary thrombosis due to inflammation. For this reason, MPV can be used as a marker showing inflammation in the body. In this study, we found a strong association between MPV and erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in patients with rheumatic diseases. Thus, MPV may be used as a negative acute-phase reactant in rheumatic diseases.

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Background: In humans, it has been suggested that low-level mean platelet volume (MPV) may be related to secondary thrombosis due to inflammation. For this reason, MPV can be used as a marker showing inflammation in the body. 

Accepted: 
23 Oct, 2014
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e-Published: 06 May, 2015

Mean Platelet Volume in Nasal Polyps

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.011
Pages: 
515–8
Synopsis: 
Mean platelet volume (MPV), a surrogate marker of platelet function, was found to be associated with inflammatory diseases. Results showed that MPV was significantly lower in patients with nasal polyps compared to control subjects.

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Revised: 
21 May, 2013
Accepted: 
24 Jun, 2013
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e-Published: 24 Sep, 2013

Ultrasound and White Blood Cell Counts in Suspected Acute Appendicitis

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Pages: 
100–2
Synopsis: 
In this group of patients, ultrasonograplry and leucocyte counts were not adequately sensitive to be useful as discriminating diagnostic tools in patients with suspected acute appendicitis

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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2013

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