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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Haemophiliac treatment in less developed countries is limited to locally prepared fresh frozen plasma, cryoprecipitate, cryo-removed plasma and lyophilized products as replacement therapy. Factor concentrate is seldom used because of the high price. The present study reports the survival analysis of 164 patients comprising 138 haemophilia A and 26(More)
Increased frequency of thrombosis has been observed in patients with hemoglobin E/beta-thalassemia (Hb E/beta-thal) disease, particularly those who have previously been splenectomized. We compared various hemostatic and thrombotic markers in blood from 15 Hb E/beta-thal patients who were not splenectomized (NS), 15 who had been splenectomized (S), and 15(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)
Patients with hemoglobin E/beta-thalassemia (E/beta-Thal) who have undergone splenectomy are prone to thrombosis in the small pulmonary arteries. To study the role of platelets in this situation, we assayed plasma beta2-thromboglobulin (betaTG) and performed whole blood platelet aggregation analysis of 30 E/beta-Thal patients, half of whom had undergone(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)