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A new kindred with heterozygous plasminogen deficiency type I is described. The proband, a 17-year-old male, showed a peculiar thrombotic-like retinal picture compatible with Coats' disease. Extensive coagulation studies revealed decreased levels of both plasminogen activity and antigen to about 50% of normal values. Five out of 13 family members from the(More)
Factor X was assayed using chromogenic substrate S-2222 for four patients with severe factor X deficiency and for nine patients with homozygous or heterozygous factor X Friuli disorder. Factor X Friuli disorder is characterized by the presence of an abnormal factor X that is normally activated by Russell's viper venom, but is not activated by tissue(More)
The contact phase of blood coagulation in a group of patients suffering from essential hypertension was studied before and after captopril administration. The baseline levels of factor XII, factor XI and plasminogen were significantly higher than in normals and correlated with baseline diastolic blood pressure levels. On the contrary, plasma prekallikrein(More)
A “new” antithrombin III (AT III) abnormality is described in five members of the same family. None of the affected members showed thrombotic manifestations and no consanguinity was present in the family. The main laboratory features were: normal routine clotting tests, slightly decreased AT III activities in all assays carried out in the presence of(More)
Thromboembolic complications constitute an important risk in renal transplant patients, in whom a hypercoagulable state is associated with immunosuppressive treatment, and the presence of hypercoagulability and hypofibrinolysis specifically with cyclosporine. Hypercorticism secondary to steroid treatment has been associated with a thrombophilic state and(More)
Thrombotic events are often due to fibrinolytic defects such as impaired tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) synthesis and/or release or increased plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI) levels. In this report we describe four members of a family with a history of recurrent venous thrombosis, who demonstrated defective tPA release after dynamic tests. Two(More)
Ascitic fluid reinfusion in severe cirrhosis has frequently been associated with intravascular coagulation (DIC). A low-grade DIC has been postulated to be present in liver cirrhosis. PT, APTT, fibrinogen, plasminogen, antiplasmin, fibrin degradation producers (FDP), euglobulin lysis time, tissue plasminogen activator, and fibrinopeptide A were investigated(More)
There is a controversy about whether or not histidine-rich glycoprotein (HRG), the most abundant plasma protein with glycosaminoglycans-neutralizing capacity, is able to prevent the inhibition of human thrombin by heparin cofactor II (HC II) in the presence of dermatan sulfate (DS). The authors studied the interaction of DS and low molecular weight DS, in a(More)
We studied tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) activity during hemodialysis in 10 uremic patients who were not receiving anticoagulant for at least 120 minutes. TFPI activity before dialysis was normal (patients 107 +/- 5.8%, controls 104 +/- 4.5%). During extracorporeal circuit it rose progressively with a statistically significant difference, reaching(More)
Patients with antiphospholipid antibodies may suffer from thrombotic events and recurrent spontaneous abortions. A defective fibrinolytic potential has been described in women with recurrent fetal losses. We investigated the prevalence of anticardiolipin antibodies and of various fibrinolytic abnormalities in 64 females with a history of at least two(More)