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This paper describes the development and a preliminary usage analysis of a novel Internet-based support system that assists cancer patients in symptom monitoring and disease management. The system, called WebChoice, allows patients to monitor symptoms over time, and provides access to evidence-based self-management options tailored to their reported(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper was to describe patients' use of a multi-component eHealth application, WebChoice, designed to support cancer patients in illness management. With WebChoice patients can monitor their symptoms, obtain individually tailored, evidence-based self-management support, ask questions to a clinical nurse specialist, communicate(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is released to circulating blood after intravenous (i.v.) and subcutaneous (s.c.) injections of heparins, and may thus contribute to the antithrombotic effect of heparins. We have recently shown that total TFPI activity, plasma free TFPI antigen, and heparin releasable TFPI were partially depleted during repeated and(More)
The present assay is a modification of our previously published two-stage chromogenic substrate assay of tissue factor pathway inhibitor type-1 (TFPI) activity [1]. In the first stage, the reaction mixture was made with factor VIIa (FVIIa) molecules in excess of tissue factor (TF) binding sites and contained diluted plasma, recombinant FVIIa (10 nM),(More)
Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is released to circulating blood after intravenous and subcutaneous injections of heparins, and may thus contribute to the antithrombotic effect of heparins. A previous study suggested different abilities of various low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) to release endogenous TFPI, but the dose-response relationship was(More)
The risk of venous thrombosis is thought to be increased by flying. In a study of 20 healthy male volunteers who were suddenly exposed to a hypobaric environment similar to that encountered within aeroplane cabins, markers of activated coagulation transiently Increased by two-fold to eight-fold. We suggest that hypobaric hypoxia, with sedentariness and(More)
INTRODUCTION In the estrogen in venous thromboembolism (EVTET) study of 140 women with a history of venous thromboembolism (VTE), oral hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was associated with strong activation of coagulation markers and increased risk of recurrent VTE. No such associations were observed in the estrogen women atherosclerosis (EWA) study of 118(More)
OBJECTIVE Ficolin-3 is a serum protein of putative importance in autoimmunity. Our objective was to investigate any differential expression of ficolin-3 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or its clinical subsets. METHODS Serum levels of ficolin-3 (S-ficolin-3) were determined in 95 patients with SLE and 103 healthy controls using an(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer patients experience many physical and psychosocial problems for which they need support. WebChoice is an Internet-based, interactive health communication application that allows cancer patients to monitor their symptoms and problems, provides individually tailored information and self-management support, e-communication with expert cancer(More)
It is commonly thought that people are at increased risk of venous thrombosis during air flights, but the magnitude of the risk is unknown. Suggested risk factors are hypobaric hypoxia, stasis, and dehydration. In a previous experimental study, we found immediate activation of coagulation as determined by the levels of prothrombin fragments 1 + 2 (F(1 + 2))(More)