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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis is an unusual but well-described entity. The condition is typically found in patients who have chronic hemolytic anemias, especially thalassemia. We report a case of a 38-year-old man with underlying beta thalassemia/hemoglobin E who developed intrathoracic extramedullary hematopoiesis. The hematopoietic masses(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombosis is the common pathology underlying ischemic heart disease, ischemic stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) documented that ischemic heart disease and stroke collectively caused 1 in 4 deaths worldwide. GBD 2010 did not report data for VTE as a cause of death and disability. (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)