David L. McGlasson

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OBJECTIVE The San Antonio Lupus Study of Neuropsychiatric Disease is a longitudinal study designed to characterize the spectrum of and important risk factors for specific neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) syndromes. METHODS Subjects must meet criteria for SLE and must be at least 18 years of age. A standardized medical history,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Antiphospholipid antibodies have been associated with ischemic stroke in some but not all studies. METHODS We performed a population-based case-control study examining antiphospholipid antibodies (anticardiolipin antibodies and lupus anticoagulants) using stored frozen sera and plasma in 160 cases and 340 controls enrolled in the(More)
Platelet aggregometry has been the reference method employed to detect, diagnose, and monitor qualitative platelet disorders since the early 1960s. Lumiaggregometry and impedance-based whole blood lumiaggregometry have advantages over light transmittance aggregometry in that they provide for enhanced specimen management and increase the test sensitivity to(More)
The purpose of the present study was to compare the international normalized ratio with a chromogenic factor X (CFX) assay for monitoring patients on oral anticoagulant therapy using the DiaPharma CFX method on a STA-R Evolution coagulation analyzer. International normalized ratio values were correlated with the CFX for determining normal, subtherapeutic,(More)
BACKGROUND The normalized dilute Russell viper venom time (DRVVT) ratio provides a robust assay methodology for lupus anticoagulant (LA) detection. OBJECTIVES We evaluated six normalized DRVVT LA screen and confirm systems for inter-method consistency. Reagents were purchased from Diagnostica Stago, Inc. (Parsippany, NJ); Precision BioLogic Inc. (Halifax,(More)
The aggregation of blood platelets is a crucial step in normal hemostasis for all mammals. Circulating platelets are sensitive to a large variety of physiologic and non-physiologic stimulants, some of which are formed or exposed in conjunction with vascular damage or endothelial cell denudation. In addition, drastic pressure changes activate human(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if endotoxin, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin 6 (IL-6) increased in patients during or after total hip arthroplasty. Endotoxin is absorbed from the gut lumen and stimulates macrophages to make TNF. TNF is one of the stimuli for the increased production of IL-6. All three entities cause fever. If an(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the anti-activated factor X (anti-FXa) assay is less affected by pre-analytical variables in monitoring patients on unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) than the activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT). Forty-six subjects receiving either enoxaparin (LMWH) or UFH were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of glucosamine and celadrin on platelet function. DESIGN Baseline values were determined on the Chronolog 570VS platelet aggregometer with whole blood aggregation impedance readings using 2 different concentrations of ADP (5 microM, 10 microM), collagen (1 microg/mL), arachidonic acid (0.5(More)
Histologic specimens from 41 rabbits were studied for changes resulting from the manual injection of brown recluse spider venom. Major findings included a mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate, coagulative tissue necrosis, and vasculitis. All specimens demonstrated a well-delineated zone of eosinophilic staining recognizable as "mummified" coagulative necrosis(More)