Genevieve A Morelli

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The pathologic and progressive generation of thrombin in human blood can result in the development of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a syndrome associated with many underlying conditions and manifested as microvascular thrombosis, tissue hypoxia, and organ damage. DIC can be either acute or chronic, with acute DIC resulting from generation of(More)
The effect of heparin on platelet aggregation was systematically examined on platelets in plasma (PRP), as well as on gel-filtered, washed, and formaldehyde-fixed platelets. Results indicate that, although heparin causes a mild potentiation of platelet aggregation in the PRP systems, a significant inhibitory activity is observed when heparin is added to(More)
Thromboembolic (TE) events preceding cancer have been observed. Some studies failed to find this correlation. We retrospectively examined the cancer incidence following thromboembolic events in patients at our medical center. Medical records of 183 patients with established thromboembolic events documented in their records were selected and reviewed. Time(More)
Management of bleeding in haemophiliacs with a history of inhibitor remains problematic. With infusion of factor VIII (FVIII), development of an anamnestic response and possible appearance of high-titre inhibitor remains a valid concern. We report a case of a haemophiliac with a history of moderately high-titre FVIII inhibitor that had become undetectable.(More)
The association of Type IIB von Willebrand disease (vWD) with chronic persistent thrombocytopenia and spontaneous platelet aggregation has recently been recognized. It has been shown that IIB von Willebrand factor (vWF) can initiate platelet aggregation by binding to the platelet glycoprotein (GP) lb receptor and inducing exposure of the GpIIb/IIIa(More)
A variety of endotoxins, when added to human platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or to suspensions of washed platelets (WP), demonstrated an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation induced by various aggregating agents. Endotoxin blocked the release of 14C serotonin from platelets but had no influence on cyclic AMP production. Endotoxin did not interfere with(More)
Human endothelial cells possess antiheparin activity that neutralizes the anticoagulant action of heparin as measured by different tests of the clotting system. The antiheparin activity appears to be associated with an acid-soluble basic protein present in the particulate fraction of the endothelial cell cytoplasm. This finding might have some relevance in(More)
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