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BACKGROUND A successful outcome of pregnancy requires an efficient uteroplacental vascular system. Since this system may be compromised by disorders of haemostasis associated with a prothrombotic state, we postulated that maternal thrombophilia might be a risk factor for fetal loss. We studied the relation between heritable thrombophilic defects and fetal(More)
Sequential serum samples from previously untreated haemophiliacs in whom non-A, non-B hepatitis (NANBH) developed after they received factor VIII concentrate contaminated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) were tested by a commercial assay for the presence of antibodies to the C100 protein of HCV (anti-C100) and by "nested" PCR for the presence of HCV RNA(More)
Contents • Introduction & methodology • Summary of recommendations • The scope of the guideline and concept of heritable thrombophilia as a risk factor for thrombosis • Treatment of lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolus (PE) • Treatment of upper limb DVT • Treatment of cerebral vein (sinus) thrombosis (CVT) • Treatment of retinal vein(More)
Light transmission aggregometry (LTA) is used worldwide for the investigation of heritable platelet function disorders (PFDs), but interpretation of results is complicated by the feedback effects of ADP and thromboxane A(2) (TxA(2)) and by the overlap with the response of healthy volunteers. Over 5 years, we have performed lumi-aggregometry on 9 platelet(More)
Human genetic variation contributes to differences in susceptibility to HIV-1 infection. To search for novel host resistance factors, we performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in hemophilia patients highly exposed to potentially contaminated factor VIII infusions. Individuals with hemophilia A and a documented history of factor VIII infusions(More)
A radioimmunoassay was used to detect antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in 154 patients with haemophilia. Prevalence of anti-HCV was associated with exposure to clotting factor concentrates. 76 of 129 (59%) who had received factor VIII or IX had anti-HCV: 42 of 55 (76%) who required over 10,000 units of concentrate annually had anti-HCV, compared(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect hepatitis C (HCV) viral sequences (HCV-RNA) in clotting factor concentrates that had been stored at 4 degrees C for 1 to 16 years. A total of 43 concentrates were tested, comprising 31 batches of factor VIII, 6 of factor IX, 2 of antithrombin III, 3 of FEIBA, and 1 of factor VII. HCV-RNA was detected in(More)
OBJECTIVE Few comprehensive data are available on the recurrence rate of venous thrombosis in carriers of thrombophilic defects from thrombophilic families. We prospectively determined the recurrence rate after a first venous thrombotic event in patients with familial thrombophilia attributable to factor V Leiden or deficiencies of protein C, S, or(More)
Platelet number or function disorders cause a range of bleeding symptoms from mild to severe. Patients with platelet dysfunction but normal platelet number are the most prevalent and typically have mild bleeding symptoms. The study of this group of patients is particularly difficult because of the lack of a gold-standard test of platelet function and the(More)