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Patients with severe haemophilia A growing up before the establishment of prophylactic treatment frequently developed significant haemarthropathies. The goal of the following study was to clarify the role of haemarthropathic pain for haemophilic patients. Furthermore, we aimed to determine to what degree daily activities are influenced by the impairment and(More)
The benign vascular tumours known as angioleiomyomas, which originate from smooth muscle cells of arterial or venous walls are rare, particularly in the region of the hand. Frequently, the diagnosis is only made after surgical extirpation and histological assessment. The occurrence of an angioleiomyoma in a haemophiliac has not yet been reported, to our(More)
The development of inhibitors in haemophilia patients is one of the most serious challenges to effective treatment. The effect of factor (F) concentrate and treatment regimen on titre levels was studied in nine patients with haemophilia A or B and inhibitors. Patients with haemophilia A were subdivided into those treated with recombinant activated factor(More)
In view of an increasing tendency in prosthetic management of haemophilic arthropathy, we intended to evaluate the efficacy of corrective osteotomy of the hip, specifically taking long-term clinical and radiographic results into consideration. Eleven hips affected by haemarthropathy in nine patients suffering from severe haemophilia A were treated with an(More)
HISTORY AND ADMISSION FINDINGS A 66-year-old patient presented to our clinic with extensive left arm and left flank haematomas, anaemia, a prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and reduced factor IX activity 6 weeks after prosthetic mechanical aortic valve implantation. INVESTIGATION Treatment with both vitamin K and a single injection(More)
Hyaluronic acid has been used successfully in the treatment of osteoarthritis since 1989. There is no experience in haemophiliacs in larger study groups. In a prospective study, 20 patients (21 knees) with haemophilic arthropathy of the knee received 20 mg hyaluronic acid by intra-articular injection for 5 consecutive weeks. Assessment included clinical(More)
The severe clotting defects associated with the diagnosis of severe haemophilia A and B require a quality management and quality assurance system designed to avoid both bleeding sequelae (such as damaged joints) through early on-demand or prophylactic treatment in a home-care setting, and side-effects such as infectious diseases (hepatitis A-G and human(More)
Inhibitor development represents the main complication in the treatment of haemophilia A. The risk of inhibitor formation is in part genetically determined by the type of the underlying factor VIII gene lesion but environmental factors may also play an important role. Due to the lack of efficiency of factor VIII in these patients other therapeutic agents(More)
Haemophilic patients who reached adulthood before the establishment of prophylactic treatment frequently show multiple and substantial arthropathies. The aim of this study was to determine to what extent haemophiliac's subjective impairment due to arthropathies correlates with objective clinical and radiographic parameters. By means of a questionnaire and a(More)