Juan Pablo Frontroth

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To determine whether factor V Leiden (FVL) and/or prothrombin gene G20210A mutation (PT20210A) are risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Argentinean children. One hundred and thirty consecutive children with VTE were prospectively assisted at a single centre. Blood samples were available from 110 of them for detailed haematological analysis. The(More)
We investigated whether there is an association between factor V Leiden (FVL) and/or prothrombin gene G20210A mutation (PT20210A) and cerebral thromboembolism in a pediatric Argentinean population. From May 1992 to January 2002, 44 consecutive children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and 23 children with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (SVT) were(More)
Laboratory testing of platelet function is essential for the diagnosis of several congenital and acquired platelet disorders. Moreover, it is increasingly being utilized to monitor the efficacy of antiplatelet therapy. Light transmission platelet aggregation is the most useful in vitro test of platelet function currently available, and it is still the gold(More)
BACKGROUND Arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and sinovenous thrombosis (SVT) are relatively rare events in children. The contribution of prethrombotic disorders to the etiology of these entities has not been completely elucidated. OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of inherited and acquired prethrombotic disorders in a pediatric population with AIS and(More)
Less than 50 patients are reported with platelet type von Willebrand disease (PT-VWD) worldwide. Several reports have discussed the diagnostic challenge of this disease versus the closely similar disorder type 2B VWD. However, no systematic study has evaluated this dilemma globally. Over three years, a total of 110 samples/data from eight countries were(More)
Type 2B von Willebrand disease (VWD2B) and platelet-type von Willebrand disease (PT-VWD) are rare bleeding disorders characterised by an increased ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) at low dose of ristocetin. It was the objective of this study to detect children with VWD2B and PT-VWD using RIPA at low dose of ristocetin (0.5 mg/ml) in the(More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that insulin resistance may be involved in the development of type 1 diabetes complications and early diagnosis would be important for their prevention. Our aim was to study insulin resistance in our population of children with type 1 diabetes and to identify associated early risk factors for micro- and macrovascular(More)
Clinical and laboratory data of children with von Willebrand disease (VWD) types have been derived from retrospective studies and small case series. This article reports on the clinical and laboratory data of a large pediatric cohort in one single Argentinian center. The biological and clinical responses to desmopressin and replacement therapies are also(More)
Over a 12-year period, 112 consecutive children with arterial ischemic stroke (AIS) and 38 children with cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) were prospectively recruited at a single pediatric center in Argentina. One or more underlying clinical conditions were identified in most patients (55%) with AIS and in almost all patients with CVT. Inherited and/or(More)