The cause of the thrombocytopenia was evident in 12/15 (80.0%) of the patients with either hepatitis B or C; of these, 5/12 (41.7%) had evidence of liver disease, 2/12 (16.7%) and 2/12 (16.7%) had BMTB or a malignancy, respectively, and only 1/12 (8.3%) had ITP.
Multivariate logistic regression revealed significant independent associations between the presence of a coagulopathy and sepsis (OR 4.5 (95% CI 3.9-5.0); p=0.006), liver disease (OR 34.3 (95% CI 33.0-35.5); p=0.005) and BMTB (OR 5.3 (CI 4.7-6.0); p=0.017).
Among the HIV-positive patients, common causes of thrombocytopenia included chemotherapy for high-grade lymphomas, BMTB and sepsis.
After the village government issued the certificate, he then submitted an application to the BMTB for approval to operate passenger transport.
The BMTB has not only failed to take effective measures to support disadvantaged taxi drivers as a result of unequal contracts with their companies, but has also disqualified itself as an impartial regulator of the monopoly since it is the very agency that has granted the sole franchise rights and privileges to these companies and has been deeply involved in taxi operations and rent-seeking.
Moreover, if the BMTB auctions taxi licences as public resources in an open market, it would mean more revenue for the state as the fee for a ten-year licence could amount to at least 200,000 yuan or even double or triple of this amount, as shown in some cities.