L V Srivaths

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OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of hemostatic abnormalities, including bleeding disorders and risk factors, in young females referred to a multidisciplinary clinic for evaluation of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). METHODS Retrospective chart review was undertaken for 131 post-menarchal girls with HMB, 7 to 17 years of age, enrolled in the institutional(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of oral tranexamic acid (TA) with combined oral contraceptives (COC) in reducing menstrual blood loss (MBL) and improving quality of life in adolescent heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A prospective randomized crossover trial with 17 postmenarchal girls aged 21 years and younger with(More)
Platelet function defects (PFD) are reported to occur frequently in adult women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). Few studies on adolescent HMB report varying incidence rates (2-44%) for PFD. We reviewed our institutional experience in detecting and managing PFD in adolescent HMB. Postmenarchial girls and adolescents with HMB seen at our institution(More)
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is associated with easy bruising and bleeding complications in the majority. Although bleeding complications are frequently observed during surgery in these patients, the perioperative hemostatic prophylaxis of patients with EDS is not standardized. We present 2 cases of effective perioperative hemostatic management of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION In adolescent thromboembolism (TE), multiple risk factors (RFs) and co-morbidities (CMs) are reported, though overall prevalence has not been evaluated. We hypothesized that the spectrum of RFs/CMs in adolescent TE differs from children overall and sought to review Texas Children's Hospital's experience. PATIENTS/METHODS Medical records of(More)
There are conflicting reports on whether or not laboratory abnormalities in pediatric acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS) predict bleeding manifestations in patients with cardiopulmonary disorders (CPD). We retrospectively reviewed charts of patients with AVWS and CPD (n=16) seen at Texas Children's Hospital from 2003 to 2012. The most common CPD were(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adolescents is a serious condition that requires prompt recognition and optimal management to prevent mortality and long-term morbidity. Adolescents account for a large proportion of cases of VTE in children. As teenagers transition from childhood to adulthood, they are at risk of developing medical conditions and exposure to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE, DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, INTERVENTIONS, AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Bleeding disorders (BD) occur in up to 50% of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). This presents unique challenges to health care providers because of the complexity of treating the condition and such complexity can result in difficulty with patients(More)
Secondary bone marrow fibrosis (BMF) is associated with many disease conditions in children, but its prevalence and characteristics have not been well elucidated. We present our experience with pediatric secondary BMF, in an attempt to characterize it in terms of underlying diagnoses, severity, and outcome. A retrospective chart review of patients diagnosed(More)
Hemophilia A and von Willebrand disease are the two most common inherited bleeding disorders. Despite their frequency, however, there are very few reports of co-inheritance of the two disorders. We present the first report of a patient with mild hemophilia A and heterozygosity for type 2N von Willebrand disease (VWD). We discuss the patient's phenotype and(More)