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urokinase

[‚yu̇r·ə′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme, present in human urine, that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin.
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Deegens, "Serumsoluble urokinase receptor concentration in primary FSGS," Kidney International, vol.
Intrapleural urokinase versus surgical management of childhood empyema.
The Urokinase Pulmonary Embolism Trial: a national cooperative study.
In summary, we report a case of emergency caesarean section for decompensated pulmonary hypertension successfully treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, localised catheter-directed pulmonary thrombolytic therapy using urokinase and catheter-directed suction embolectomy.
In this issue, Konokoglu et al (5) studied the interrelationship between serum VEGF concentration, nitric oxide (NO), and urokinase type plasminogen activator (u-PA) in patients with breast cancer.
With the advent of thrombolytic agents such as urokinase and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a series of promising experimental and clinical studies began to demonstrate the therapeutic benefit of intraventricular administration of fibrinolytic agents for the treatment of IVH.
Thrombolysis was the recommended course of action in the original DOQI Vascular Access Clinical Guidelines (NKF, 1997) when urokinase was widely used in hemodialysis units across the United States.
Studies have shown that using either intrapleural urokinase treatment or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery will reduce hospitalization days by one-half.
Despite continued investment in urokinase, our lead generic biotherapeutic product, we achieved a record 12% return on sales driven by strong expense controls in general and overhead expenses, and a strong product mix that kept gross margins high," he said.
and Canadian medical centers, where 180 patients were treated with AngioJet and 169 were treated with the drug urokinase, AngioJet was proven just as effective as traditionally prescribed drugs in thinning clotted blood.