Jessica T. Douglas

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Blood viscosity and several haemostatic factors were measured in 42 patients with long-standing retinal vein occlusion and 33 control subjects. Blood viscosity, haematocrit, plasma viscosity, fibrinogen, fibrinopeptide A, and beta-thromboglobulin were increased in the 20 subjects with capillary nonperfusion or new vessels, but not in the 22 subjects without(More)
A preparation of low molecular weight heparin (Fragmin) was administered to patients with multiorgan failure receiving continuous venovenous hemodialysis. Three patients received a high-dose regimen (35 IU/kg bolus followed by 13 IU/kg infusion), and 7 received a low-dose regimen (8 and 5 IU/kg, respectively) for 36 h. High-dose Fragmin was associated with(More)
Cross-sectional studies have shown plasma cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) to be increased in patients with diabetes-related complications. In the first prospective study of CAMs, we have shown that plasma CAMs may be a predictor of the development of diabetic neuropathy. We followed up 28 diabetic patients (13 neuropathic) over a 5 year period, starting from(More)
Disorders of haemostasis and altered platelet activity have been documented in patients with malignant disease but their relation to response to treatment and prognosis are not known. Thrombin activity (fibrinopeptide A (FpA), plasmin mediated fibrinolysis (B beta 15-42) antigen), and platelet alpha granule release (beta thromboglobulin) were studied in 37(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous implantation of a stent to bridge abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may provide an alternative to surgical reconstruction in patients with this serious disorder. We developed a self-expandable, stainless steel, woven mesh endovascular device with a delivery catheter and studied its efficacy in a canine model of AAA. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND: Macrovascular disease in diabetes mellitus is a multifactorial process resulting in part from accelerated atherosclerosis and increased thrombosis. The resultant cardiovascular mortality is up to five times that of an age-matched non-diabetic population. Recently, cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) have been demonstrated in atherosclerotic plaques(More)
Increased plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin (beta TG) and fibrinopeptide A (FPA), markers of platelet release and thrombin generation respectively, were measured in normal women, women taking oral contraceptives, normal pregnancy and pregnant women with hypertension or pre-eclampsia. No significant increases in beta TG or FPA were found in women taking(More)
Basal plasmin and thrombin activity in plasma were assessed by radioimmunoassay of the fibrinogen derivatives containing the sequence B beta 15-42 and of fibrinopeptide A respectively in a cross sectional controlled study of men with coronary artery disease. Compared with healthy controls (n = 33) men with angiographically defined coronary artery disease (n(More)
Plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin (BTG) and platelet count were studied in 69 control subjects, 19 patients with operable abdominal malignancy, and 9 patients with acute bacterial infection. In control subjects there was a significant rise in BTG and fall in platelet count with age, and a negative correlation of BTG with obesity. BTG and platelet count(More)
The predictive value for cancer recurrence of five measurements of haemostatic activity was studied in 89 patients with operable breast cancer. Neither preoperative nor sequential measurements up to 9 months postoperatively of fibrinopeptide A, fibrin fragment B beta 15-42, fibrinogen and serum fibrin(ogen) degradation products nor the fibrin plate lysis(More)