Thomas S. Kickler

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BACKGROUND Persistent thromboxane (TX) generation while receiving aspirin therapy is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. The Reduction in Graft Occlusion Rates (RIGOR) study found that aspirin-insensitive TXA2 generation, indicated by elevated urine 11-dehydro-TXB2 (UTXB2) 6 months after coronary artery bypass graft surgery, was a(More)
BACKGROUND The key objectives of this study were to examine whether HIV infection itself is associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis and the potential contributions of cocaine use and antiretroviral therapies (ARTs) to subclinical coronary artery disease (CAD) in HIV-infected persons. METHODS AND RESULTS Between June 2004 and February 2015,(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common complication in patients with high-grade gliomas. The purpose of this prospective multicenter study was to determine the hazard rate of first symptomatic VTE in newly-diagnosed glioma patients and identify clinical and laboratory risk factors. On enrollment, demographic and clinical information were recorded and a(More)
Objective. We present the case of a 73-year-old female, with no family or personal history of a bleeding disorder, who had a classic presentation for acquired hemophilia A. Factor VIII activity was low but detectable and a factor VIII inhibitor was undetectable. Methods. The patient's plasma was comprehensively studied to determine the cause of the acquired(More)
BACKGROUND Available blood assays for venous thromboembolism (VTE) suffer from diminished specificity. Compared with single marker tests, such as D-dimer, a multi-marker strategy may improve diagnostic ability. We used direct mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of serum from patients with VTE to determine whether protein expression profiles would predict(More)
Amino acid substitutions in platelet membrane glycoproteins result in alloantigens. Identifying these polymorphisms is important in alloimmune-mediated platelet disorders. Immunophenotyping platelet antigens can be limited by the unavailability of specific antisera. The goal of this work was to identify human platelet antigen genotypes in individuals using(More)
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