Roger E. G. Schutgens

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BACKGROUND Low NT-proBNP levels are associated with an uncomplicated course in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). The aim of this multicenter management study was to investigate the safety of home treatment of patients with PE with low (< 500 pg mL(-1)) NT-proBNP. METHODS AND RESULTS Hemodynamically stable outpatients with acute PE and NT-proBNP level(More)
Because of an increased life expectancy, (age-related) co-morbidity is becoming a common occurrence in haemophilia patients. In this review, haemophilia-related and non-haemophilia-related medical problems, treatment recommendations and psychosocial consequences in ageing haemophilia patients are discussed. Haemophilic arthropathy is an important cause of(More)
Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are stimulated by proteolytic cleavage of their extracellular domain. Coagulation proteases, such as FVIIa, the binary TF-FVIIa complex, free FXa, the ternary TF-FVIIa-FXa complex and thrombin, are able to stimulate PARs. Whereas the role of PARs on platelets is well known, their function in naïve monocytes and peripheral(More)
Since the introduction of clotting factor concentrates, life expectancy of haemophilia patients is increasing and now approaches that of the general male population. Increasingly, haemophilia patients are confronted with age-related co-morbidity, including ischaemic cardiovascular disease. Treatment of stable angina pectoris and the acute coronary syndrome(More)
To enable outpatient treatment of a selected group of patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), insight in the determinants of adverse clinical outcome is warranted. We have identified risk factors for serious adverse events (SAE) within the first 10 days of acute PE. We have retrospectively analysed data of 440 consecutive patients with acute PE. Collected(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)
Mortality due to ischemic heart disease in hemophilia patients is lower as compared to the general male population. Differences in the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors cannot explain this finding. The hypocoagulable state of hemophilia patients might have a protective effect on thrombus formation, which precipitates infarction. It remains unclear(More)
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Venous thromboembolism can be related to malignancy, but routine screening for cancer in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is not a recommended practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the value of D-dimer concentration in predicting cancer in patients with DVT. DESIGN AND METHODS D-dimer levels were measured in(More)
BACKGROUND D-dimer testing to rule out deep vein thrombosis is less useful in older patients because of a lower specificity. An age-adjusted D-dimer cut-off value increased the proportion of older patients (>50 years) in whom pulmonary embolism could be excluded. We retrospectively validated the efficacy of this cut-off combined with clinical probability(More)