Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases
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ISSN: 2329-8790

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Olutayo Ifedayo Ajayi

  • Research Article
    Haemostatic Changes during Pregnancy and Puerperium in Kano, North-Western Nigeria
    Author(s): Imoru Momodu and Olutayo Ifedayo AjayiImoru Momodu and Olutayo Ifedayo Ajayi

    Aim: Normal pregnancy is associated with haemostatic changes which have been linked to a complex physiological adaptation but these changes return to that of non-pregnant state at about 4 weeks of post-delivery. This study was undertaken to monitor the haemostatic changes during pregnancy and puerperium in North-Western Nigeria. Materials and methods: Ten pregnant women, aged 17-40 years were monitored for haemostatic changes from the first trimester to 6 weeks after delivery between August 2010 and October 2011 at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. Blood samples collected for platelet count, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), fibrin degradation products (FDP), fibrinogen level, d-dimer, protein C, factors VII and VIII activities were analysed using standard laboratory techniques. Results:.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-8790.1000219

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