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Patients with inherited bleeding disorders (IBD) can face difficulty in accessing primary dental care either due to disease-specific or patient-related barriers. This can lead to poor oral health and increase the need for more invasive dental treatment. This study aimed to highlight actual and perceived barriers that IBD patients from the East London area(More)
A major advance in the understanding of the control of appetite, food intake, and energy expenditure came with the discovery of leptin. Leptin concentrations correlate with adipose tissue mass, and leptin acts via the central nervous system (CNS) to reduce food intake and increase energy expenditure. A variety of different neurotransmitters have been(More)
Children with von Willebrand disease (VWD) in whom DDAVP is ineffective or contraindicated require treatment with a coagulation factor concentrate containing von Willebrand factor (VWF) and factor VIII (FVIII). The aim of this study was to monitor the safety, efficacy and tolerability of Wilate(®) (a VWF:FVIII concentrate with a 1:1 ratio) used across the(More)
The case of a newborn infant with the Kassabach-merritt syndrome who presented with a significant intrauterine ocular and skin hemorrhage, followed shortly after birth by a massive hematemesis, is reported. The presence of cavernous hemangioma at birth should be a reminder of the risk of major hemorrhagic complications due to thrombocytopenia secondary to(More)
Antibody formation to factor VIII (FVIII) remains the greatest clinical and diagnostic challenge to the haemophilia-treating physician. Current guidance for testing for inhibitory FVIII antibodies (inhibitors) recommends the functional Nijmegen-Bethesda assay (NBA). A FVIII ELISA offers a complementary, immunological approach for FVIII antibody testing. It(More)