Ethan Golden

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We present the rare occurrence of an inhibitor of factor VIII procoagulant arising in a patient with mild haemophilia A and rheumatoid arthritis. The inhibitor was transient and behaved like a low titre, type II factor VIII procoagulant inhibitor similar to previously reported cases (Biggs et al, 1972b). In vitro studies confirmed the type II-like(More)
Monitoring of oral anticoagulant therapy is usually undertaken with the prothrombin time (PT), which is influenced by factors II, X, and VII. A number of studies have suggested that the prothrombin (factor II) level may be the most important determinant of the therapeutic efficacy of these drugs. Although some studies suggest that oral anticoagulants induce(More)
SUMMARY When generating gaits for soft robots (those with no explicit joints), it is not evident that undulating control schemes are the most efficient. In considering alternative control schemes, however, the computational costs of evaluating continuum mechanic models of soft robots represent a significant bottleneck. We consider the use of lumped dynamic(More)
The authors present a study of a human myeloma-produced monoclonal protein (IgG-k) directed against von Willebrand factor that caused an acquired von Willebrand's disease (vWD)-like syndrome. The illness was characterized by upper gastrointestinal bleeding, prolonged bleeding time, decreased platelet adhesiveness, lack of platelet aggregation in response to(More)
A 67-year-old woman had symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection for which she received a five-day course of erythromycin. Epistaxis and gross hematuria subsequently developed, and the patient was found to have a selective Factor X deficiency. She received supportive therapy and prothrombin complex concentrates (Factors II, VII, IX, and X), with(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate a family with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS-IV) and platelet sensitivity to aspirin, an association that, to our knowledge, has not been reported previously. Type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare disorder of type III collagen metabolism characterized by bruising easily and death at an early age from(More)
The authors report a comprehensive evaluation of the hemostatic system in eight related patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Unlike in previous reports, they could find no evidence for abnormalities in platelet aggregation or for qualitative abnormalities of the Factor VIII complex. The authors did identify a subgroup of the more(More)
Laboratory evidence for the presence of lupus anticoagulants (LAs) is sought when patients experience thrombotic events or when coagulation assays are abnormal. Although a number of tests for LAs have been proposed, none detect all LAs, and laboratories may be confronted with the need to perform more than one test to confirm a suspected LA. Recently, a(More)
The potential mechanism underlying the rapid response to vitamin K replacement in acquired deficiency states is incompletely understood. To examine vitamin K metabolism, a 10-year-old boy with autoimmune enteropathy on oral vitamin K supplementation, who presented with profuse nosebleeds and calf tenderness, was evaluated. Laboratory analyses were(More)