Les Clyne

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We identified 100 patients (51 males and 49 females) as having the lupus anticoagulant. The following diagnoses were found in the patient population: human immunodeficiency virus positivity, 20%; systemic lupus erythematosus, 10%; prolonged preoperative activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), 10%; procainamide hydrochloride-induced inhibitor, 9%; deep(More)
Circulating antibodies to negatively-charged phospholipids have been implicated in the genesis of adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, it has yet to be established that these antibodies are causative or that they are invariably associated with untoward perinatal outcomes. To address this issue, the prevalence of lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin(More)
Prenatal diagnosis of classic hemophilia (hemophilia A) in mid-trimester was achieved by means of immunoradiometric assays for factor VIII on fetal plasma and amniotic-fluid mixtures obtained by fetoscopy. Samples were analyzed from six male fetuses at risk for severe hemophilia and from nine control fetuses for which fetoscopy was carried out to attempt(More)
Four factor XI (F XI)-deficient patients are described, all of whom formed circulating anticoagulants against F X1. In the three most severely affected patients (F XI 0%-6% activity), the anticoagulant appeared to have been stimulated by plasma infusion. However, in the milder case (25% F XI activity), no infusion had been documented. The findings in these(More)
Two previously healthy children, ages 8 months and 35 months, developed spontaneous inhibitors to Factor IX. Brief illnesses of presumed viral origin preceeded hemorrhagic symptoms in both children. Cutaneous ecchymoses and traumatic soft tissue hemorrhage were the predominant clinical features in each case. Bleeding symptoms persisted for less than 3 days(More)
Circulating anticoagulants are endogenous blood components that inhibit the action of clotting factors. In some inhibitor conditions this inactivation in the function of the hemostatic system may lead to life-threatening hemorrhagic diathesis. Inhibitors directed against factor XI are generally associated with little or no impairment of the hemostatic(More)
Soluble protein extracts from adult Ancylostoma hookworms were found to contain an anticoagulant activity that markedly prolonged both the prothrombin time (PT) and partial thromboplastin time (PTT). By chromogenic peptide substrate and clotting time assays, the anticoagulant activity was attributed to a specific inhibitor of clotting factor Xa. The(More)