P. Satish Rama Chowdary

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BACKGROUND Hemophilia B, an X-linked disorder, is ideally suited for gene therapy. We investigated the use of a new gene therapy in patients with the disorder. METHODS We infused a single dose of a serotype-8-pseudotyped, self-complementary adenovirus-associated virus (AAV) vector expressing a codon-optimized human factor IX (FIX) transgene(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with severe hemophilia B, gene therapy that is mediated by a novel self-complementary adeno-associated virus serotype 8 (AAV8) vector has been shown to raise factor IX levels for periods of up to 16 months. We wanted to determine the durability of transgene expression, the vector dose-response relationship, and the level of persistent(More)
The prothrombin time (PT) and international normalised ratio (INR) are used in scoring systems (Child-Pugh, MELD, UKELD) in chronic liver disease and as a prognostic tool and for dynamic monitoring of hepatic function in acute liver disease. These tests are known to be poor predictors of bleeding risk in liver disease; however, they continue to influence(More)
Patients with cirrhosis can have abnormalities in laboratory tests reflecting changes in primary haemostasis, including bleeding time, platelet function tests, markers of platelet activation, and platelet count. Such changes have been considered particularly relevant in the bleeding complications that occur in cirrhosis. However, several studies have shown(More)
This phase 3 pivotal study evaluated the safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetics of a recombinant FVIII Fc fusion protein (rFVIIIFc) for prophylaxis, treatment of acute bleeding, and perioperative hemostatic control in 165 previously treated males aged ≥12 years with severe hemophilia A. The study had 3 treatment arms: arm 1, individualized prophylaxis(More)
Anticoagulation therapy plays an important role in the management of cardiovascular disease. Currently, oral anticoagulation therapy is reliant on vitamin K antagonists (VKA). In clinical practice, VKA present several limitations including a narrow therapeutic window and frequent drug and food interactions. Despite the clear clinical need for alternative(More)
Current management of hemophilia A includes prophylaxis with factor VIII (FVIII) replacement every 2 to 3 days. BAX 855, Baxalta's pegylated full-length recombinant FVIII (rFVIII), was designed to increase half-life and, thus, reduce the frequency of prophylactic infusions while maintaining hemostatic efficacy. BAX 855 was evaluated in previously treated(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS In acute liver failure (ALF), prothrombin time (PT) and its derivative prothrombin time ratio (PTR) are elevated, and are considered predictors of increased bleeding risk. We aimed at determining whether increased PT/PTR reflects the haemostatic potential and bleeding risk in ALF patients. METHODS Twenty consecutive ALF patients were(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality is reported to be decreased in haemophilia patients, but reports on the prevalence of CVD risk factors are conflicting. A cross-sectional assessment of CVD risk profiles was performed in a large cohort of haemophilia patients. Baseline data on CVD risk factors of 709 Dutch and UK haemophilia patients aged ≥30 years(More)
Uterine fibroids are common benign uterine tumours occurring in 20–40% of women in their reproductive years, peaking in the fifth decade. They are most prevalent in women of Afro-Caribbean ethnicity [1]. AfroCaribbean women are also more likely to develop larger fibroids at a younger age [2]. Venous thrombosis is not an uncommon complication of pregnancy(More)