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BACKGROUND AND DESIGN--Protein C is a vitamin K-dependent plasma protein that is converted to the serine protease activated protein C by the thrombin-thrombomodulin complex. Activated protein C functions as a natural anticoagulant by inactivating the cofactors of the coagulation cascade, factors Va and VIIIa. Coumarin (warfarin)-induced skin necrosis is(More)
In this study we investigated different aspects of monocyte functions following interaction of monocytes (Mo) with therapeutic concentrations of factor VIII (F VIII) concentrate. A short (one-hour) treatment of normal Mo with F VIII concentrates led to a significant (P less than 0.001) down modulation of Fc receptors expressed in the Mo plasma membrane.(More)
Anesthetized guinea-pigs were intravenously injected with Evans blue. After intracutaneous injection of agonists (lys-plasminogen, histamine, platelet-activating factor, thrombin, bradykinin), the resulting wheals appeared blue in a dose-dependent manner, due to an enhanced capillary permeability, alpha 1-Acid glycoprotein, given i.v. in different doses(More)
A high purity factor VIII/von Willebrand Factor (FVIII/vWF) concentrate (IMMUNATE [STIM plus]) (n = 6 batches), and a high purity factor IX (FIX) concentrate (IMMUNINE [STIM plus]) (n = 7 batches), were assessed in vitro for their applicability to continuous infusion. Parameters pertinent to continuous infusion were investigated and included stability,(More)
A highly purified plasminogen concentrate, LYS-PLASMINOGEN Steam Treated, has been developed for thrombolytic therapy of arterial and venous occlusions in combination with fibrinolytic agents. In search of a highly efficient drug covering this indication, we decided to select the lys-form of plasminogen because of its higher affinity to fibrin in contrast(More)
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