Jennifer L Curnow

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BACKGROUND Routinely available coagulation assays are not capable of detecting clinically defined hypercoagulable states. A number of global coagulation assays have been developed with the potential to evaluate hypercoagulability, which predisposes to the common clinical events of arterial and venous thromboembolism (VTE). OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) are at risk of arterial thrombosis causing myocardial infarction. Detection of global haemostatic markers of hypercoagulability and hypofibrinolysis may be important for risk stratification and individualised treatment. We examined overall haemostatic potential (OHP) and thrombin generation in(More)
OBJECTIVES The balance between hyper- and hypocoagulable states is critical after coronary artery surgery both with (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG]) and without (off-pump coronary artery bypass [OPCAB]) cardiopulmonary bypass to prevent thrombotic or bleeding complications. We aimed to quantify novel parameters of coagulation, fibrinolysis, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Studies have shown dabigatran to be an effective anticoagulant with an acceptable bleeding profile. None the less, these patients do suffer from bleeding complications. Unfortunately, there are currently no direct reversal agents to dabigatran or established guidelines on the management of bleeding in these circumstances. METHODS We examined(More)
BACKGROUND Acute traumatic coagulopathy develops in seriously injured patients, which is followed by a paradoxical hypercoagulable state. The hypercoagulable state contributes to venous thromboembolism, and yet, there are no sensitive tests available to detect it. The aim of this study was to characterize the hypercoagulable state caused by major orthopedic(More)
Hypercoagulable and/or hypofibrinolytic states are risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) including acute pulmonary embolism. Current screening for thrombophilia is targeted towards identifying a specific defect and guidelines recommend a population-based rather than individualized strategy for anticoagulation treatment. We investigated whether there(More)
The clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) during treatment with warfarin have not been described. Clinical details of all patients admitted to a tertiary institution from 2000-2007 with acute PE were retrieved retrospectively, baseline warfarin status and the international normalised ratio(More)
Aspirin is the most commonly used anti-platelet agent in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events, with approximately 5% of middle-aged adults on long-term therapy [1]. Despite the clinical observations of a clustering of events following cessation of aspirin treatment, there are few prospective studies investigating the potential(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with schizophrenia are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism. The mechanisms underlying this association are poorly understood. AIMS We investigated whether there is a global hypercoagulable state in patients with schizophrenia utilising the overall haemostatic potential (OHP) assay which assesses overall coagulation potential(More)