Thomas Pierre Lecompte

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Calibrated automated thrombography displays the concentration of thrombin in clotting plasma with or without platelets (platelet-rich plasma/platelet-poor plasma, PRP/PPP) in up to 48 samples by monitoring the splitting of a fluorogenic substrate and comparing it to a constant known thrombin activity in a parallel, non-clotting sample. Thus, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Arterial stiffening and thickening and endothelial dysfunction may be associated with cognitive decline or white matter hyperintensities (WMH) independently of blood pressure level. We aimed to investigate, using an integrative approach, the relative contributions of structural and functional vascular factors to the degree of(More)
We examined whether lactate availability is a limiting factor for heart function during endotoxic shock, and whether lactate deprivation thus induces heart energy depletion, thereby altering cardiovascular performance. The study goals were to determine whether muscle lactate production is linked to β2-stimulation and to ascertain the effects of systemic(More)
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAs)--inhibitors of thrombin or factor-Xa--are expected to replace vitamin K antagonists in most of their indications. Patients receiving long-term treatment with DOAs are likely to be exposed to elective or emergency surgery or invasive procedures. Owing to the present lack of experience in such conditions, we cannot make(More)
Low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs) are the standards of anticoagulant for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing arthroplasty and abdominal surgery. However, LMWHs are so far only administered by parenteral route. Thus, they are usually replaced by oral warfarin for outpatient therapy. Since warfarin has a slow onset and high(More)
BACKGROUND As a potent anticoagulant agent, rivaroxaban exposes a risk of bleeding. An effective way to reverse its effects is needed. Objectives were to study efficacy and safety of recombinant activated factor VII (rFVIIa) and prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) to reverse the anticoagulant effect of an overdose of rivaroxaban in a rabbit model of(More)
BACKGROUND Owing to its short half-life and lack of oral absorption, heparin has to be administered by the parenteral route. An oral heparin formulation, however, would avoid the disadvantages of parenteral injections and would consequently be highly desirable for patients. Polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) prepared with biodegradable poly-epsilon-caprolactone(More)
Four cases showing different means to detect cryoglobulins are reported: effects on blood cell counts performed on 2 technologically different automated hematology instruments and microscopic features in fresh blood samples and on May-Grünwald-Giemsa-stained bloodfilms. These cases were chosen for their instructive value in depicting all artifacts(More)
Germline RUNX1 mutations result in a rare autosomal dominant condition characterized by qualitative and quantitative platelet defects and predisposition to the development of myeloid malignancies (familial platelet disorder with propensity to acute myeloid leukaemia, FPD/AML). Only 13 pedigrees have previously been described so far. We report on two novel(More)
The thrombin generation test (TGT) has demonstrated utility in evaluating overall hemostatic capacity both in bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Although the test is currently well accepted as a research tool, its role in clinical practice has not yet been defined through large prospective multicenter clinical studies. Such prospective studies have been(More)