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Abnormal coagulation factor V may underlie the thrombotic events associated with resistance to activated protein C (APC). We analysed 27 consecutive patients with documented idiopathic (recurrent) thromboembolism for the occurrence of point mutations within the APC sensitive regions of blood coagulation factor V. In 10 patients we observed a single basepair(More)
In type 1 Gaucher disease a bleeding tendency occurs which is partly caused by thrombocytopenia due to massive splenomegaly. In addition, low levels of factors IX and XI have been described. The mechanism responsible for these clotting factor abnormalities is unknown. We performed a detailed study of parameters of coagulation and fibrinolysis in 30 type 1(More)
We evaluated a recently developed commercial assay for quantifying thrombin-antithrombin III (TAT) complexes in human plasma. The assay is precise (within-assay CV less than 10%, between-assay CV less than 13%), and sensitive (detection limit 0.7 micrograms of TAT per liter of plasma). Measurements for healthy volunteers yielded a normal reference (95(More)
Background: Lupus anticoagulant (antiphospholipid antibodies) is associated with venous and arterial thrombosis in patients with and without autoimmune disorders. Vitamin K antagonists are the treatment of choice in patients with thrombosis, of which the dose is titrated by INR monitoring. Several recent reports suggest that the presence of the lupus(More)
Objective: Impairment of haemostasis has been described with slowly degradable medium molecular weight hydroxyethyl starch (MMW-HES), whereas rapidly degradable MMW-HES is generally considered to have no important effects on blood coagulation. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of a rapidly degradable MMW-HES plasma substitute on primary(More)
In the past decade, studies suggesting a reduced oxygen delivery by stored red blood cell concentrates (RBCCs) have initiated a discussion about the use of fresh versus old blood. We determined whether old RBCCs represent a significant part of the total of RBCCs issued. The age of RBCCs at the time of transfusion was determined in 74 084 units during a(More)
BACKGROUND Recombinant hirudin (RH) is a new anticoagulant for prophylaxis and treatment of venous and arterial thrombosis. To which extent the activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) is suitable for monitoring of RH has not been properly evaluated. Recently, a capillary whole blood device was developed for bed-side monitoring of the APTT and it was(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a gelatin-based plasma expander on blood coagulation and haemostasis in human subjects. Six healthy men were studied in a randomised, controlled cross-over study to investigate the effects of a 60 min intravenous infusion of either 1 l gelatin-based plasma substitute (Gelofusine) or 0.9% NaCl(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) can be safely performed in patients with severe coagulation disorders if these are carefully corrected immediately before the procedure. However, it is currently unclear whether PDT can be performed safely in patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with uncorrected mild(More)
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