Craig Kessler

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Splenectomy is a common therapy for adults with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Thisstudy was designed to estimate both the short-term surgical non-response rate and the long-term relapse rate after laparoscopic splenectomy. A systematic review was conducted of articles published between January 1, 1991 and January 1, 2008. Selection(More)
Rauscher murine erythroleukemia cells, grown continuously in vitro, undergo erythroid differentiation in response to the hormone erythropoietin. Therefore, they serve as an important model system with which to examine critical biochemical aspects of this developmental process. Intact, uninduced Rauscher cells possess a functional beta-adrenergic(More)
BACKGROUND Photochemical treatment of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) with amotosalen and ultraviolet (UV) A light (PCT FFP) results in inactivation of a broad spectrum of pathogens while retaining coagulation factor activity, antithrombotic proteins, and von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease (VWF-CP) activity. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A randomized,(More)
BACKGROUND Hypodysfibrinogenemia is an autosomally dominant disorder that can result in excessive bleeding as well as specific pregnancy complications. Increased risks of spontaneous abortion, postpartum hemorrhage, poor wound healing, and placental abruption have been reported. CASE A woman with hypodysfibrinogenemia presented for care in the first(More)
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa, ‘NovoSeven’) is indicated for the treatment of bleeding in patients with haemophilia and inhibitors to factors VIII or IX. However, by virtue of its ability to promote thrombin generation on the platelet surface rFVIIa may also be effective in non-haemophilic bleeding, for example, in patients with thrombocytopenic(More)
BACKGROUND Photochemical treatment (PCT) with amotosalen HCl (S-59) was developed to inactivate pathogens and white blood cells in plasma (PCT-FFP) used for transfusion support. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS An open-label, multicenter trial was conducted in patients with congenital coagulation factor deficiencies (factors [F]I, FII, FV, FVII, FX, FXI, and(More)
The availability and insertion of permanent and retrievable inferior vena cava filter devices have increased substantially over the past decade. Our retrospective study provides the first detailed assessment of the safety and efficacy of retrievable inferior vena cava filters in a large cohort of cancer patients with predominantly advanced malignancies. We(More)