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UNLABELLED A survey among centres of the paediatric group of the GTH was performed to evaluate the prevalence and outcome of haemophiliacs with intracerebral haemorrhage. A questionnaire sent to the centres covered the following points: number of patients with severe, moderate and mild haemophilia A and B; for each patient with ICH: birth date, age at(More)
BACKGROUND Different rates of inhibitor development after either plasma-derived (pdFVIII) or recombinant (rFVIII) FVIII have been suggested. However, conflicting results are reported in the literature. OBJECTIVES To systematically review the incidence rates of inhibitor development in previously untreated patients (PUPs) with hemophilia A treated with(More)
The factor V (FV) G1691A mutation, the prothrombin (PT) G20210A variant, the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) T677T genotype, together with fasting homocysteine (HCY) concentration, lipoprotein (Lp)(a), anti-thrombin (AT), protein C (PC), protein S (PS) and anti-cardiolipin antibodies were investigated in 65 consecutively recruited infants(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the occurrence of fatal laryngeal edema in patients with hereditary angioedema due to C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS We describe 6 patients from various regions of Germany who died from laryngeal edema within the last 10 years. Furthermore, we conducted a retrospective survey of 58 patients with hereditary(More)
UNLABELLED For the study presented here 135 pediatric PUP patients with haemophilia consecutively admitted to German pediatric haemophilia treatment centers were investigated. In addition to factor VIII activity, the factor V (FV) G1691A mutation, the factor II (FII) G20210A variant, methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) T677T genotype, elevated(More)
Radiological and orthopaedic outcome in severe and moderate haemophilia A and B patients undergoing long-term prophylactic treatment were prospectively investigated focusing on the age of onset of prophylaxis and the number of joint bleedings prior to treatment. We report on 21 patients with severe and moderate haemophilia A and B receiving prophylactic(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic stroke usually occurs after dissection of large extracranial or intracranial vessels, leading to disseminated cerebral embolism. Stretching and distorting forces in cerebral intraparenchymal end arteries can cause intimal lesions followed by an occluding thrombus. OBJECTIVE To investigate the importance of traumatic endothelial(More)
The development of factor VIII:C inhibitors remains one of the most serious complications of repeated transfusion in patients with haemophilia A. The proportion of patients affected has been reported to range from 3.6% to 25%, but these figures have been derived mainly from retrospective data and from total numbers of known haemophiliacs instead of number(More)
After a first episode of spontaneous venous thromboembolism (VTE), the risk of recurrence persists for many years. However, comprehensive data about the risk of recurrence in pediatric patients have hitherto not been reported. Thus, this study evaluated the risk of recurrent VTE among children in relation to the presence of single or combined-inherited(More)
In our center, 289 children with von Willebrand's disease (vWD) have been diagnosed since 1982. The majority of cases (n = 198) were congenital vWD whereas 91 patients suffered from vWD induced by valproate (VPA). We overview bleeding episodes in 45 children and 64 operative procedures requiring therapeutic intervention. The aim of therapeutic and(More)