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Effects of naturopathic medicines on Multiplate and ROTEM: a prospective experimental pilot study in healthy volunteers.

Bagge, August; Schött, Ulf LU and Kander, Thomas LU (2016) In BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 16(1).
Abstract
Of patients undergoing surgery, 22 to 57 % have been reported to be using naturopathic medicines. Several of these medicines have been reported to increase bleeding or enhance the effect of other drugs that increase bleeding. The Swedish Medical Products Agency recommends cessation of the use of the naturopathic medicines echinacea, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John's wort, valeriana and garlic 2 weeks before surgery. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the effects of these 7 naturopathic medicines in healthy humans by utilising multiple electrode aggregometer (Multiplate) and viscoelastic rotational thromboelastometer (ROTEM) to obtain data for sample size calculation before a larger trial.
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  title        = {Effects of naturopathic medicines on Multiplate and ROTEM: a prospective experimental pilot study in healthy volunteers.},
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  volume       = {16},
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