Pantep Angchaisuksiri

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Well-characterized genes that affect warfarin metabolism (cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2C9) and sensitivity (vitamin K epoxide reductase complex 1 (VKORC1)) explain one-third of the variability in therapeutic dose before the international normalized ratio (INR) is measured. To determine genotypic relevance after INR becomes available, we derived clinical and(More)
By guiding initial warfarin dose, pharmacogenetic (PGx) algorithms may improve the safety of warfarin initiation. However, once international normalised ratio (INR) response is known, the contribution of PGx to dose refinements is uncertain. This study sought to develop and validate clinical and PGx dosing algorithms for warfarin dose refinement on days(More)
We investigated the prevalence of a genetic variation in the factor V gene (G1691A Leiden mutation) and the prothrombin gene (G20210A) using polymerase chain reaction techniques in samples from 500 normal Thai population and among 50 unselected Thai patients with an objectively confirmed history of deep venous thrombosis. The prevalence of factor V Leiden(More)
Genetic and environmental factors interact in determining the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). The risk associated with the polymorphic variants G1691A of factor V (Factor V Leiden, FVL), G20210A of prothrombin (PT20210A) and C677T of methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (C677T MTHFR) genes has been investigated in many studies. We performed a pooled(More)
UNLABELLED This study demonstrated that there was extensive iron staining on trabecular surface and marked reduction in trabecular bone volume without significant alteration in bone formation and bone resorption rates as well as significant reduction in bone mineral density in 18 thalassemic patients. Serum IGF-I was reduced and may modulate the reduction(More)
Our aim was to study the cause and describe the clinical features of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PHT) in splenectomized beta-thalassemia (beta-Thal) patients. Ten splenectomized beta-Thal patients with systolic pulmonary artery (PA) pressure >30 mm Hg were evaluated by echocardiography, right-heart catheterization, and pulmonary angiography. Five of(More)
Small pulmonary arterial thromboses can occur following splenectomy of patients with haemoglobin E/beta-thalassaemia (Hb E/beta-thal). We compared plasma markers of coagulation activation in vivo and red blood cell (RBC) markers of procoagulant activity in 15 Hb E/beta-thal patients who were not splenectomized (NS), 15 who had been splenectomized (S), and(More)
A retrospective study of 126 patients with extreme thrombocytosis (defined as a platelet count > or = 1,000 x 10(9)/L) was performed during a five-year period (June 1994-June 1999). The aim of this study was to determine the etiology and to evaluate the clinical consequences of extreme thrombocytosis. Seventy patients (55.5%) had reactive thrombocytosis(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) has been perceived for a long time to be less common in Asian populations, particularly in the Far East, than in Western populations. Generally, thromboprophylaxis is not implemented as frequently as it should be in high-risk patients. However, recent prospective studies undertaken in Asian countries have demonstrated higher(More)
We investigated the prevalence of a genetic variation in the 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene (C677T) using polymerase chain reaction techniques in a sample of 500 general Thai population and among 40 unselected Thai patients with an objectively confirmed history of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The prevalence of the mutated homozygous(More)