Chantal Rothschild

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A new variant of von Willebrand disease (vWD) was identified by a new analytic method which characterizes the ability of plasma von Willebrand Factor (vWF) to bind to purified factor VIII (F.VIII). vWF was isolated from small amounts of plasma by immunoadsorption with a selected monoclonal antibody to vWF previously coated onto wells of microtitration(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact on CD4 cell count and HIV-1 DNA level in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of long-term highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the setting of maximal success, i.e., constant plasma HIV-1 RNA load suppression. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of patients selected for a constantly undetectable plasma HIV-1 RNA(More)
Thrombus formation on collagen fibrils was quantified at venous (100/s) and arterial (650/s and 2,600/s) wall shear rates in blood from patients with various subtypes of von Willebrand disease (vWD) and with hemophilia A (HA). Nonanticoagulated blood was drawn directly from an antecubital vein over purified type III collagen fibrils exposed in(More)
ReFacto is a recombinant B-domain-deleted, monoclonal antibody-purified, solvent-detergent-treated factor VIII (BDDrFVIII) with no albumin added to the final formulation. Although ReFacto has been shown to be bioequivalent to a plasma-derived FVIII product (Hemophil-M) in a randomized, crossover pharmacokinetic (PK) study, the comparability of ReFacto with(More)
Deaths occurring in the context of acquired haemophilia (AH) may be related to inter-connected causes and mechanisms including bleeding, specific or older patient co-morbidities or iatrogenic complications. However, their magnitude remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the respective weight and frequency of the various causes of death in AH.(More)
The development of anti-factor VIII (FVIII) antibodies (Abs), also called inhibitors, is currently one of the most serious complications arising during the treatment of hemophilia A patients. Improved prevention and eradication of these Abs remain a challenge both for clinicians and scientists. Numerous studies in the literature have reported on their(More)
Medicinal products of biological origin still carry a specific iatrogenic risk, mainly because of their starting material, mode of preparation and variability. Careful postmarketing surveillance systems are therefore necessary. To assess the long-term safety of haemophilia treatment with plasma-derived and recombinant clotting factor products, a cohort(More)
A new solid phase enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for the quantitation of human protein C antigen. Anti-protein C F(ab')2 fragments were adsorbed to polystyrene plates. The binding of serial dilutions of control or test plasma, containing protein C, was detected by incubation with peroxidase-labeled anti-protein. C-IgG followed by(More)
Full scanning of the factor IX gene by means of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis enabled us to determine the molecular defects in 48 out of 49 hemophiliacs and to evaluate the spectrum of factor IX mutations in the French population. Our results further document the high molecular heterogeneity of the disease and the efficiency of this rapid(More)
DNA from a family with a female member affected with severe (type III) vWD was analysed using three restriction enzymes and a partial vWF cDNA probe. Two restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) detected with the enzymes Bgl II and Xba I proved to be informative in this family. A 36.0 Kb allele demonstrated with the enzyme Xba I was rare in the(More)