Jeanne-Yvonne Borg

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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is a common adverse effect of unfractionated heparin (UFH) therapy. In contrast, only a few patients have been reported with HIT following low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) therapy (LMW-HIT). To define the clinical and biological characteristics of LMW-HIT, 180 patients treated for suspected HIT at 15 French centres(More)
Acquired hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by the spontaneous occurrence of inhibitory antibodies against endogenous factor VIII (FVIII). IgG from some patients with acquired hemophilia hydrolyze FVIII. Because of the complex etiology of the disease, no clinical parameter, including the presence of FVIII-hydrolyzing IgG, has been(More)
Protein Z (PZ) is the cofactor of PZ dependent inhibitor (ZPI) that inhibits activated coagulation factor X. PZ was expected to play a role in coronary artery disease (CAD) but with inconsistent clinical findings. We therefore evaluated whether PZ plasma level and/or three genetic variants encoding for low PZ plasma level were associated with premature CAD(More)
Acquired hemophilia is a rare hemorrhagic disorder caused by the spontaneous appearance of inhibitory autoantibodies directed against endogenous coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Inhibitory Abs also arise in patients with congenital hemophilia A as alloantibodies directed to therapeutic FVIII. Both autoimmune and alloimmune inhibitors neutralize FVIII by(More)
We report a rare example of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) in a young child. A 3-year-old girl with no previous medical history presented with extensive and recurrent thromboses. The diagnosis of CAPS was based on the occurrence of cardiopulmonary embolism in the child with a high titre of autoantibodies directed against phospholipids and(More)
We compared the results of different hemostasis tests obtained in an evacuated bilayer polymer tubes (Vacuette, Greiner Bio-One) and in a siliconized glass tubes containing the same citrate concentrations (0.109 M and 0.129 M). For that purpose, blood was collected in five centers from 60 untreated patients and from patients on oral anticoagulant (n = 168),(More)
Fondaparinux is a synthetic antithrombotic agent with specific anti-factor Xa activity. A population pharmacokinetic model of fondaparinux, based on data obtained in patients included in phase II/III trials, has been described. However, the validity of this model in everyday practice needed to be confirmed. This study was a multicenter, prospective cohort(More)
The factor II G20210A mutation and estrogen treatment are described as risk factors for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). We evaluated these known risk factors in a population of CVT patients and investigated the role of a combination of two polymorphisms in the promoter of the protein C gene (PC promoter CG haplotype), newly described as risk factors for(More)
Pregnancy is a well-established risk factor for venous thromboembolism and is associated with a state of hypercoagulability. The use of sensitive and specific biological markers to predict risk factors for thrombosis is essential during pregnancy. Our objective was to investigate the usefulness of thrombin generation test (TGT) as a marker to predict the(More)