Elisabeth Erhardtsen

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Activated recombinant factor VII (rFVIIa) has been shown to be effective in correcting prolonged prothrombin time (PT) in cirrhotic patients. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of 4 (5, 20, 80, and 120 microg/kg) doses of rFVIIa on correction of PT and the time to achieve hemostasis in cirrhotic patients with(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is a severe and frequent complication of cirrhosis. Recombinant coagulation factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has been shown to correct the prolonged prothrombin time in patients with cirrhosis and UGIB. This trial aimed to determine efficacy and safety of rFVIIa in cirrhotic patients with variceal and nonvariceal(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Cirrhotic patients with a prolonged prothrombin time (PT) are known to have low levels of factor VII. Because the current modalities to correct this problem are not ideal, recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) may be useful in correcting the prolonged PT observed in the coagulopathy of cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Recombinant activated coagulation factor VII (rFVIIa) (NovoSeven) was developed for treatment of bleeding in hemophilia patients with inhibitors (antibodies) against factors VIII or IX. rFVIIa initiates the coagulation cascade by binding to tissue factor at the site of injury and causes the formation of sufficient amounts of thrombin to trigger coagulation.(More)
BACKGROUND Prevention of bleeding episodes in noncirrhotic patients undergoing partial hepatectomy remains unsatisfactory in spite of improved surgical techniques. The authors conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to evaluate the hemostatic effect and safety of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in major partial hepatectomy. METHODS(More)
Recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa, ‘NovoSeven®’) was initially developed for the treatment of bleeding in patients with haemophilia and inhibitors, and is currently licensed in most countries worldwide. The mechanism of action suggests that its enhancing effects in haemostasis are limited to the site of injury and that systemic activation of the(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the hemostatic agent recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) has emerged as a potentially new therapeutic agent for management of coagulopathy in patients with cirrhosis or following severe traumatic injury, a complex problem for clinicians in which standard treatment strategies are not always effective. As with other hemostatic agents,(More)
BACKGROUND Coagulopathy caused by cirrhosis may contribute to excessive bleeding during hepatectomy. We evaluated the hemostatic effect and safety of recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in cirrhotic patients undergoing partial hepatectomy. METHODS Patients were randomized to rFVIIa 50 or 100 mug/kg or placebo, administered intravenously 10 minutes before(More)
Vitamin K antagonists are most commonly used in long-term thrombosis prophylaxis and the use in patients with cardiovascular disease seems to be increasing. By interfering with the normal hemostatic mechanism, an increased risk of bleeding will arise and administration of human plasma or prothrombin complex concentrates may be necessary. It can be difficult(More)