William J Vicic

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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)
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)
Health care is generally unavailable for the homeless. This heterogeneous group of men and women, including long-term street dwellers, residents of shelters, the chronically mentally ill, the economically debased, and alienated youth, are subject to a broad range of acute and chronic diseases, intensified by unsuitable living conditions, stress, and(More)
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)
Fibrin deposition and platelet thrombus dimensions on subendothelium were studied in four groups of patients with coagulation factor deficiencies. Five patients with factor VIII deficiency (APTT 120 +/- 8 sec) and three patients with factor IX deficiency (APTT 125 +/- 11 sec) were severe bleeders, whereas four patients with factor XII deficiency and seven(More)
Factor V activity in suspensions of human platelets washed by albumin density gradient separation increased in response to stimulation by both collagen and adenosine diphosphate (ADP). The appearance of factor V activity extracellularly had the characteristics of platelet secretion and was partially inhibited by aspirin and by the antimetabolites(More)