Relevance of proteins C and S, antithrombin III, von Willebrand factor, and factor VIII for the development of hepatic veno-occlusive disease in patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: a prospective study

@article{Lee1998RelevanceOP,
  title={Relevance of proteins C and S, antithrombin III, von Willebrand factor, and factor VIII for the development of hepatic veno-occlusive disease in patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation: a prospective study},
  author={J R Lee and K S Lee and Shin-Hee Kim and J S W Lee and W C Kim and C J Park and H Chi},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={883-888}
}
Factors that enhance hypercoagulability following BMT may have a pathogenetic role in VOD. To investigate the relevance of hemostatic parameters for the development of VOD, we prospectively measured protein C, protein S, antithrombin III (AT III), von Willebrand factor, and factor VIII in 50 consecutive patients undergoing allogeneic BMT. Each parameter was determined before conditioning, on day 0 of BMT and weekly for 3 weeks, and patients were monitored prospectively for the occurrence of VOD… CONTINUE READING