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Scant information exists on the role of thrombophilia in extrahepatic portal vein obstruction (EHPVO). We studied 65 patients with EHPVO, 500 with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs, and 700 healthy controls referred for thrombophilia screening, including the search for gain-of-function mutations in genes encoding coagulation factor V (factor V(More)
High plasma levels of total homocysteine (tHcy) are a risk factor for deep vein thrombosis. Because no information on the relationship between cerebral vein thrombosis and hyperhomocysteinemia is available, a case-control study of 121 patients with a first episode of cerebral vein thrombosis and 242 healthy control subjects was carried out. Fasting plasma(More)
BACKGROUND From 20 to 50% of patients who survive an acute episode of the acquired form of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura relapse but clinical and laboratory markers of recurrence are not well established. DESIGN AND METHODS In 109 patients enrolled in an international registry we evaluated, in the frame of a retrospective cohort study, the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Women undergoing assisted reproductive procedures, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), fail to achieve pregnancy in approximately 70% of cases. Postulating that among the possible causes of failure of embryo implantation might be an impairment of the uteroplacental circulation due to(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting data are available on air travel as a risk factor for venous thromboembolism. To our knowledge, there are no studies investigating whether individuals with thrombophilia and those taking oral contraceptives are more likely to develop venous thromboembolism during flights than those without these risk factors. PARTICIPANTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical course of cerebral sinus-venous thrombosis (CSVT) is largely unknown because prospective studies with a long follow-up and with the goal to assess thrombosis recurrence rate and predisposing factors for recurrence are lacking. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred forty-five patients with a first CSVT were followed up for a median of 6(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are characterized by an increased risk for venous and arterial thrombosis. Although the pathogenetic mechanisms of this predisposition are unclear, a possible role of inherited risk factors for thrombosis in determining this predisposition has been suggested. AIM To evaluate the role of factor V Leiden (G1691A)(More)
Whether or not pregnant women with a previous episode of venous thromboembolism (VTE) should receive antithrombotic prophylaxis is a matter of debate. In order to estimate the rate of recurrent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) during pregnancy and puerperium we retrospectively investigated a cohort of 1104 women with previous VTE;(More)
To investigate the role of oral contraceptives and their interaction with thrombophilia in ischemic stroke, a case-control study on women with a first ischemic stroke when younger than 45 years was carried out. Oral contraceptives doubled the risk of ischemic stroke in the first 6-18 months of use and hyperhomocysteinemia increased the risk by 3.5-fold.(More)
We investigated 42 plasmas prepared at different centrifugation speeds with three activated protein C (APC) resistance methods. The APC ratio for fresh platelet-poor plasma declined significantly after freezing and thawing. This effect was more evident with the original method (average reduction 11.3%) than with either the home-made (3.8%) or the modified(More)