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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The prothrombin G20210A mutation and factor V Leiden have been found to be associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis, but the reported prevalences of the prothrombin gene variant both in the normal population and in patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) vary greatly in the literature. Moreover, the influence of(More)
Thrombosis occurs in 20 to 30% of patients with Behçet's disease (BD), but the precise pathogenic mechanism underlying the thrombotic tendency in these patients is not well known. Venous thromboses are commonly located in the lower extremities, but right intracardiac thrombi are extremely rare. We report for the first time on a young patient with BD(More)
Impaired fibrinolysis as a result of increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) levels in plasma is a common finding in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). A 4G/5G polymorphism in the promoter region of the PAI-1 gene has been reported to influence the levels of PAI-1. The 4G allele was found to be associated with higher plasma PAI-1 activity(More)
Endothelial cell protein C receptor (EPCR) enhances the generation of activated protein C (APC) by the thrombin-thrombomodulin complex. A soluble form of EPCR (sEPCR), which is generated by metalloprotease activity, is present in plasma. The distribution of sEPCR levels in healthy populations is bimodal. Previously, we described two polymorphisms in exon 4(More)
BACKGROUND Haplotypes A1 and A3 in the endothelial protein C receptor (EPCR) gene are tagged by 4678G/C and 4600A/G respectively. We assessed whether these haplotypes modify the risk of venous thromboembolism in carriers of the prothrombin 20210A allele. DESIGN AND METHODS We genotyped 4678G/C and 4600A/G in 246 20210A carriers: 84 venous thromboembolism(More)
Most computer- or internet-assisted systems for oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) telemanagement have limitations when it comes to implementation within a healthcare center. It was the objective of this study to evaluate convenience and patient satisfaction with the use of SintromacWeb, a new OAT telecontrol system, compared with the conventional control.(More)
A 54-year-old woman who was on anticoagulant treatment with acenocoumarol for a mitral prothesis developed a cervical spinal epidural hematoma, probably triggered by coughing fits together with supratherapeutic anticoagulation. Because of the subacute evolution of the hematoma, it was not diagnosed until the patient was admitted to the hospital with profuse(More)
We report the hematological studies and the composition of the gamma-chains of 10 homozygous delta beta(0)-thalassemia patients belonging to 6 families. These patients showed a mild to moderate chronic hemolytic anemia, morphological changes typical of thalassemia and 100% fetal hemoglobin in their peripheral blood. The homozygous studied synthesized A(More)
We describe the case of a 39-year-old woman who suffered two iliofemoral venous thromboses, a cerebral ischemic infarct and recurrent fetal loss. Initial studies showed high levels of antiphospholipid antibodies (APAs) and a moderate thrombocytopenia. After her second miscarriage, laboratory diagnosis revealed that the woman was heterozygous for the factor(More)