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Haemostatic mechanism in uraemia
  1. R. A. Hutton,
  2. M. J. O'Shea
  1. Department of Haematology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London
  2. Department of Haematology, Kings College Hospital, London


    The haemostatic mechanism was investigated in 20 patients with renal failure, of whom nine had evidence of a bleeding tendency. A defect of platelet function was the most common finding. The effect of dialysis on the bleeding state is briefly discussed, and a scheme for the routine investigation of haemostasis in renal failure is put forward.

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