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Comment on: Platelet counts and mean platelet volume in association with serum magnesium in maintenance hemodialysis patients

Author(s): Baradaran Azar

Journal: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
ISSN 2345-2781

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Chronic kidney disease | Platelets | Magnesium | End-stage renal disease | Hemodialysis

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:Bleeding tendency is frequently seen due to disturbances in platelet adhesion and aggregation in hemodialysis. Rafieian-Kopaie and his colleague undertaken a study on 36 chronic hemodialysis patients. They found a negative association of serum magnesium with mean platelet volume. This finding needs further consideration to find clinical significance of this study.
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