Sigurd Liestøl

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Recent studies have shown that hormone therapy (HT) is associated with an acquired resistance to activated protein C (APC). The aims of the present study were to evaluate a possible dose-response relationship and differential effects of different HT regimens on functionality of the APC system. Two hundred two healthy women were randomly assigned to receive(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies suggest that antiphospholipid antibodies interfere with the activity of activated protein C (APC). This acquired form of APC resistance has been proposed as a possible pathogenic mechanism underlying hypercoagulability associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). OBJECTIVES We wanted to investigate the inhibitory effect(More)
Inhibition of tissue factor pathway inhibitor type 1 (TFPI) is one of the mechanisms by which lupus anticoagulants (LA) may upregulate tissue factor (TF) activity. We wanted to examine whether purified immunoglobulin G (IgG) from patients with LA may interfere with the ability of TFPI to inhibit ex vivo TF-induced thrombin generation. The endogenous(More)
The lupus ratio (LR) test is a normalized ratio of the clotting times obtained with low and high phospholipid (PL) concentrations, where the test plasma is mixed 1:1 with normal pooled plasma (NP). As an integrated, automated, and computer-assisted assay, this principle has been applied to the dilute activated partial thromboplastin time (dAPTT) and dilute(More)
Three global assays, the Calibrated Automated Thrombogram (CAT), the ProC Global (PCG), and the Coagulation Inhibitor Potential (CIP) were performed in frozen plasma samples from 24 normal controls and 24 patients with inherited thrombophilia. Six patients had inherited antithrombin (AT) deficiency; 18 patients had abnormalities in the protein C/S(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment with unfractionated heparin (UH) is known to affect screening tests for lupus anticoagulant (LA). False positive test results are common because confirmatory steps lack sufficient specificity to distinguish between LA and the presence of heparin. In this study, we wanted to see if therapeutic levels of low-molecular weight heparin(More)
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