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Twenty-one patients with hemianopia received 4 weeks of compensatory visual field training. Detection of and reaction time to visual stimuli were measured with eyes fixating (condition A) and with use of exploratory eye movements (condition B) before and after training. Twenty-three healthy individuals served as control subjects for measurements of(More)
A recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor IX (FIX) with human albumin (rIX-FP) has been developed to facilitate hemophilia B treatment by less frequent FIX dosing. This first-in-human dose-escalation trial in 25 previously treated subjects with hemophilia B (FIX ≤ 2 IU/dL) examined the safety and pharmacokinetics of 25, 50, and 75 IU/kg(More)
Membrane anchoring of cell surface proteins via glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) occurs in all eukaryotic organisms. In addition, GPI-related glycophospholipids are important constituents of the glycan coat of certain protozoa. Defects in GPI biosynthesis can retard, if not abolish growth of these organisms. In humans, a defect in GPI biosynthesis can(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) remains challenging. Diagnostic algorithms suggest the use of factor VIII (FVIII:C), von Willebrand factor antigen (VWF:Ag), ristocetin cofactor (VWF:RCo), and collagen-binding capacity (VWF:CB), but the sensitivity of these and other laboratory tests for the diagnosis of AVWS is unknown. (More)
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is caused by autoantibodies against factor VIII (FVIII). Immunosuppressive treatment (IST) results in remission of disease in 60% to 80% of patients over a period of days to months. IST is associated with frequent adverse events, including infections as a leading cause of death. Predictors of time to remission could help guide(More)
Primary central nervous system (pCNS) posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a complication of solid organ transplantation characterized by poor outcome. In contrast to systemic PTLD, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-association of pCNS PTLD is almost universal, yet viral and cellular data are limited. To identify differences in the pattern of(More)
UNLABELLED Rivaroxaban, the first direct factor-Xa inhibitor anticoagulant, has been approved for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adult patients undergoing elective hip or knee replacement surgery, for stroke prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis. There is no requirement for(More)
Recombinant factor VIII (rFVIII) products provide a safe and efficacious replacement therapy for prophylaxis and treatment of bleeding episodes in patients with severe haemophilia A. This multinational, open-label, non-controlled trial investigated the safety and efficacy of turoctocog alfa, a new rFVIII product. The primary objective was to evaluate(More)
During surgery and childbirth, patients with hereditary antithrombin (AT) deficiency are at high risk for thrombosis, and heparin prophylaxis may not be sufficiently efficacious. In these patients, exogenous AT may be used in association with heparin. A recombinant human AT (generic name: antithrombin alfa) has been developed. This multi-center study(More)
The acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) is a bleeding disorder that is frequently unrecognized or is misdiagnosed as von Willebrand disease. AVWS is characterized by structural or functional defects of von Willebrand factor (VWF) that are secondary to autoimmune, lymphoproliferative or myeloproliferative, malignant, cardiovascular, or other disorders.(More)