Desmopressin therapy to assist the functional identification and characterisation of von Willebrand disease: differential utility from combining two (VWF:CB and VWF:RCo) von Willebrand factor activity assays?

@article{Favaloro2009DesmopressinTT,
  title={Desmopressin therapy to assist the functional identification and characterisation of von Willebrand disease: differential utility from combining two (VWF:CB and VWF:RCo) von Willebrand factor activity assays?},
  author={Emmanuel J Favaloro and Jim Y Thom and David Patterson and Sarah Just and Tracy M Dixon and Jerry Koutts and Maria Baccala and J. Rowell and Ross Baker},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 6},
  pages={862-8}
}
We performed a retrospective audit of desmopressin (DDAVP) usage to assist in the functional characterisation of von Willebrand disease (VWD). Data was evaluated for 208 patients, comprising those with VWD (Type 1 [n=160], Type 2A [n=19], Type 2M [n=10]), plus 19 individuals with haemophilia or carriers of haemophilia. Laboratory testing comprised pre- and post-DDAVP evaluation of factor VIII (FVIII:C), von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen (VWF:Ag), VWF ristocetin cofactor (VWF:RCo) activity… CONTINUE READING