Daniel Delev

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Antithrombin (AT) is the most important physiological inhibitor of coagulation proteases. It is activated by glycosaminoglycans such as heparin. Hereditary antithrombin deficiency is a rare disease that is mainly associated with venous thromboembolism. So far, more than 200 different mutations in the antithrombin gene (SERPINC1) have been described. The aim(More)
OBJECT Resective surgery is a safe and effective treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. If surgery has failed reoperation after careful re-evaluation may be a reasonable option. This study was to summarise the risks and benefits of reoperation in patients with epilepsy. METHODS This is a retrospective single centre study comprising clinical data, long-term(More)
Functional hemispherectomy is a well-established method in childhood epilepsy surgery with only a few reports on its application in adults. We report on 27 patients (median age 30 years, range 19-55) with a follow-up of more than 1 year (median 124 months, range 13-234). Etiology was developmental in two (one schizencephaly, one hemimegalencephaly),(More)
The present study reports a method for the easy, rapid and cost effective detection of heterozygous large deletions. As a model gene all exons of the antithrombin gene were amplified in a one tube multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the products separated according to their size by reverse-phase ion-pair high performance liquid chromatography. A(More)
OBJECTIVE Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are a frequent and important cause of intracranial hemorrhage in young adults. Little is known about the molecular-genetic pathomechanisms underlying AVM development. Genes of the NOTCH family control the normal development of vessels and proper arteriovenous specification. Transgenic mice with(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Approximately 25% of severe hemophilia A (HA) patients develop antibodies to factor VIII protein. PATIENTS In the present case-controlled cohort study, 260 severely affected, mutation-type-matched HA patients were studied for association of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II molecules and polymorphisms in the genes encoding(More)
The biology of recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a dynamic process influenced by selection pressure induced by different antitumoural therapies. The poor clinical outcome of tumours in the recurrent stage necessitates the development of effective therapeutic strategies. Checkpoint-inhibition (PD1/PD-L1 Inhibition) is a hallmark of immunotherapy(More)
About one-third of patients with non-severe haemophilia A (HA) show a discrepancy of factor (F)VIII activity (FVIII:C) measured by one-stage (FVIII:C1st), two-stage assays or the chromogenic method (FVIII:Cchr). The aim of the study was to characterise the mutation profile in patients with FVIII:C assay discrepancies. FVIII:C discrepancy was considered(More)
Coagulation factor V (FV) plays an important role in the blood coagulation cascade as part of the prothrombinase complex. FV deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive bleeding disorder with variable phenotypic expression. Thus, our study reports 39 patients with FV deficiency. In 36 cases, we were able to identify a causative mutation. Of these, 20 patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Herein we present a single-center retrospective study of patients who underwent epilepsy surgery for seizures arising from the sensorimotor (rolandic) cortex. The goal was to find prognostic factors associated with better seizure outcome and to evaluate both surgical and neurologic outcomes. PATIENTS, METHODS, AND MATERIALS A total of 66(More)