Comparative coagulation studies in hibernating and summer-active black bears (Ursus americanus)
Department of Surgery; Department of Emergency Medicine
Letter to the Editor
Animal Sciences | Cardiovascular Diseases | Surgery
The aim of this study was to characterize and compare coagulation screening tests, procoagulant and anticoagulant factors between hibernating and summer-active bears. This may identify relevant pathways sustaining blood flow during immobility and subsequently facilitate translational research for potential future human therapies of thromboembolic disease.
Bear, Coagulation, Hibernation, Plasma, Thrombosis
DOI of Published Version
Thromb Res. 2017 Oct;158:16-18. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2017.07.034. Epub 2017 Aug 1. Link to article on publisher's site
Friedrich, Ann-Kristin U.; Kakuturu, Jahnavi; Schnorr, Peter J.; Beyer, Dean E. Jr; Palesty, J. Alexander; Dickson, Eric W.; Basadonna, Giacomo P.; and Cahan, Mitchell A., "Comparative coagulation studies in hibernating and summer-active black bears (Ursus americanus)" (2017). Emergency Medicine Publications and Presentations. 119.