Efficacy and safety of i.v. dermatan sulphate (DS) and heparin (H) in controlling laboratory alterations due to DIC were compared in 10 patients with acute leukaemia, in a prospective, randomised pilot study. The time courses of the coagulation and fibrinolysis markers for DIC were similar in the two treatment groups except for activated partial thromboplastin time and thrombin time, which were prolonged in the H but not in the DS group. Blood product support tended to be greater in the H than in the DS group. DS appears to be as effective as H in controlling thrombin production during leukaemic cytolysis and may represent a safer alternative to H in the management of DIC in acute leukaemia.

Dermatan sulphate for the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in acute leukemia: a randomised, heparin-controlled pilot study / E. Cofrancesco, C. Boschetti, P. Leonardi, F. Gianese, M. Cortellaro. - In: THROMBOSIS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0049-3848. - 74:1(1994 Apr 01), pp. 65-75.

Dermatan sulphate for the treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in acute leukemia: a randomised, heparin-controlled pilot study

E. Cofrancesco;P. Leonardi;M. Cortellaro
1994-04-01

Abstract

Efficacy and safety of i.v. dermatan sulphate (DS) and heparin (H) in controlling laboratory alterations due to DIC were compared in 10 patients with acute leukaemia, in a prospective, randomised pilot study. The time courses of the coagulation and fibrinolysis markers for DIC were similar in the two treatment groups except for activated partial thromboplastin time and thrombin time, which were prolonged in the H but not in the DS group. Blood product support tended to be greater in the H than in the DS group. DS appears to be as effective as H in controlling thrombin production during leukaemic cytolysis and may represent a safer alternative to H in the management of DIC in acute leukaemia.
Acute disease ; adult ; aged ; dermatan sulfate ; disseminated intravascular coagulation ; female ; hematologic tests ; humans ; leukemia ; male ; middle aged ; pilot projects ; prospective studies ; treatment outcome
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