Selected Indicators of Immunothrombosis in Apparently Healthy Nigerian Women of Different Reproductive Status

doi-org-10-59708-ajlhts-v3i1-2405

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Abstract
Women are considered to be vulnerable with regards to immunothrombotic conditions. Exploring this bidirectional susceptibility
across the different female reproductive phases is important for
effective maternal healthcare delivery. This study assessed selected indicators of immunothrombosis between premenopausal and
postmenopausal women.

Methods: Equal numbers of premenopausal and postmenopausal
women totaling one hundred were recruited for this comparative
study. Blood sample was collected from each participant into appropriate sample bottles. Blood cell counts were carried out by haemocytometry and microscopic blood film reading. Standard manual
methods were also employed for prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time and relative plasma viscosity tests, while
blood cell ratios were calculated. Results are expressed as Mean
±SD following student t-test analysis of data on SPSS version 22.0.
Statistical significance was drawn at a p≤ 0.05.

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