TITLE

THE EFFECT OF DICUMAROLIZATION ON. THE ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE IN DOGS

AUTHOR(S)
Trimmer, Ralph W.; Olwin, John H.
PUB. DATE
December 1956
SOURCE
Angiology;Dec1956, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In eight apparently healthy mongrel dogs there was no significant variation in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate during and following the administration of Dicumarol in doses which produced prothrombin levels comparable to those produced therapeutically in human beings. In one dog there was an increase in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate due to a skin infection. In another dog, there was also an increase in the ESR without any known cause. The results of the study indicate that Dicumarol does not uniformly affect the sedimentation rate in dogs, providing further support for the position held by some authors that Dicumarol does not invalidate the use of the test in the study and treatment of patients with myocardial infarction.
ACCESSION #
16358004

 

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