David C Kressin

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Although in situ thrombosis is a prominent finding in lung vessels from patients with primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension, to our knowledge, plasma coagulation factors that might contribute to a hypercoagulable state have not been fully investigated. We hypothesized that the local coagulation environment in the lung vasculature is(More)
Activated protein C (APC), a serine protease, is regulated in plasma by protease inhibitors. This study was undertaken to determine the role of the major plasma inhibitors in regulating APC in plasma. Kinetic analysis and specific immunoassays for APC-inhibitor complexes were used to determine the inhibitors that form complexes with APC. Of the eight plasma(More)
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and free protein S (PSF) deficiency have been associated with clinical thrombosis. Previous reports described a high prevalence of these abnormalities in HIV-infected individuals, but suggested there was little associated clinical thrombosis. A cohort of 74 HIV-infected men were studied for aPL, PSF deficiency and the(More)
This study evaluates the effects of time and temperature variables on routine coagulation assays [Prothrombin Time test and Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT) test]. Four different groups were studied: healthy volunteers, hospitalized patients not receiving anticoagulants, patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy and patients receiving(More)
We evaluated the effect of sample volume and citrate concentration on results of routine coagulation assays (prothrombin time [PT] and activated partial thromboplastin time [APTT]). The study was performed on samples obtained from healthy persons and patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy. Standard evacuated tubes (3.2% and 3.8% sodium citrate) were(More)
The effects of 3.2% and 3.8% sodium citrate concentration on the results of routine coagulation assays (prothrombin time [PT] and activated partial thromboplastin time [aPTT]) were evaluated by means of two sets of reagents, one responsive and the other nonresponsive. Five groups were entered in the study: healthy volunteers; outpatients receiving stable(More)
Alpha-2-macroglobulin (a2M) is a wide spectrum plasma inhibitor which functions by a unique mechanism and is a secondary inhibitor of coagulation and fibrinolytic enzymes. Human activated protein C (APC) is the central enzyme of a major regulatory system of coagulation and fibrinolysis. APC is primarily regulated (inhibited) by a specific plasma inhibitor.(More)
Iopromide is a nonionic, iodinated, monomeric, radiographic contrast agent used in various indications, including coronary angiography and visceral and peripheral arteriography. Nonionic contrast media have been postulated to increase thrombogenicity when compared with ionic contrast media. The goal of this study was to characterize the interaction of(More)
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