William J Vicic

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Studies on platelet dense granule structure were carried out in 20 patients with various types of congenital storage pool deficiency (SPD), including 15 with specific deficiencies of dense granules and dense granule substances (delta-SPD), and five with combined deficiencies of dense and alpha-granules (alpha delta-SPD). Dense granules were identified by(More)
Density-related subpopulations of platelets were obtained by centrifuging platelets obtained from venous blood on a discontinuous gradient of arabinogalactan (Stractan). Four subpopulations were obtained in fractions of the gradient with densities less than or equal to 1.058, 1.065, 1.070, and 1.092 g/ml. The percentage of the total platelet population(More)
Patients with aortic stenosis are subject to recurrent episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding of uncertain cause. How such patients should be handled when aortic valve replacement is required is not established. This report deals with such a patient who underwent successful aortic valve replacement with a porcine xenograft without anticoagulation. The(More)
Four members (from four generations) of a family with a mild bleeding disorder and intermittent thrombocytopenia had decreased plasma levels of properties related to factor VIII/von Willebrand factor (FVIII/VWF), an absence of high-molecular-weight forms of FVIII/VWF in the plasma (but normal multimeric structure in the platelets), and increased(More)
This is a study of a 34 year old woman with a moderate to severe bleeding disorder in whom impaired platelet procoagulant activity (PPA) was found by several methods, including tests of factor 3 availability (PF-3a), prothrombin consumption and contact activation. No deficiencies of platelet adhesion, aggregation, secretion, metabolism or granule-bound(More)
Human plasma prekallikrein (Fletcher factor) clotting activity and antigen levels have been examined in various clinical conditions. Prekallikrein antigen was measured by a newly developed, specific, and sensitive radioimmunoassay. The assay had no demonstrable cross-reactivity with human urinary kallikrein nor, in the species tested, animal plasma(More)
The effect of aspirin and dipyridamole ingestion on the interaction of platelets with the subendothelium was studied using both citrated blood and directly sampled (native) blood. After obtained control studies, normal human subjects ingested 0.6 g of aspirin, 150 mg of dipyridamole, or a placebo and studies were repeated 1 1/2 hrs later. Subjects continued(More)