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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806915/evaluating-the-maintenance-of-disease-associated-variation-at-the-blood-group-related-gene-b4galnt2-in-house-mice
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Marie Vallier, Maria Abou Chakra, Laura Hindersin, Miriam Linnenbrink, Arne Traulsen, John F Baines
BACKGROUND: B4galnt2 is a blood group-related glycosyltransferase that displays cis-regulatory variation for its tissue-specific expression patterns in house mice. The wild type allele, found e.g. in the C57BL/6 J strain, directs intestinal expression of B4galnt2, which is the pattern observed among vertebrates, including humans. An alternative allele class found in the RIIIS/J strain and other mice instead drives expression in blood vessels, which leads to a phenotype similar to type 1 von Willebrand disease (VWD), a common human bleeding disorder...
August 14, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806860/patient-caregiver-and-provider-perceptions-of-pain-and-pain-management-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-bleeding-disorders
#2
Angela Lambing, Cynthia D Nichols, James E Munn, Terry L Anderson, Bartholomew J Tortella, Michelle L Witkop
INTRODUCTION: Recurrent bleeding and associated pain are critical components in the management of bleeding disorders, yet scant data describe perceptions of pain in this patient population. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed perceptions of pain and pain management in adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with haemophilia or von Willebrand disease (VWD) to determine agreement/disagreement between patients, caregivers and health care providers. METHODS: Using an online questionnaire, AYA patients (N=89), their caregivers (N=77), and providers (N=54) reported on pain perception, pain treatment and pain control...
August 14, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804850/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-multimers
#3
Susan Oliver, Kun Kan Edwin Lau, Kent Chapman, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is reportedly the most common inherited bleeding disorder and can also arise as an acquired syndrome (AVWS). These disorders develop due to defects and/or deficiency of the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Laboratory testing for the VWF-related disorders requires assessment of both VWF level and VWF activity, the latter requiring multiple assays because of the many functions carried out by VWF to help prevent bleeding. As an additional step, an evaluation of VWF structural features by multimer analysis is useful in selective investigations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804849/ristocetin-induced-platelet-aggregation-ripa-and-ripa-mixing-studies
#4
Juan Pablo Frontroth, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) is used as an in vitro test to determine the presence and integrity of the platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ibα-V-IX complex and von Willebrand factor (VWF) interaction and is usually performed using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Impairment in the response of VWF/GPIbα-V-IX is measured with reference to several established concentrations of ristocetin and may indicate defects in VWF or in GPIbα-V-IX function. RIPA-based mixing studies comprise an additional approach to testing this interaction to help define whether defects identified by RIPA lie in VWF or in GPIbα-V-IX...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804848/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-factor-viii-binding-for-2n-vwd
#5
Soma Mohammed, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is reportedly the most common inherited bleeding disorder and can also arise as an acquired syndrome (AVWS). These disorders develop due to defects and/or deficiency of the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Laboratory testing for the VWF-related disorders requires assessment of both VWF level and VWF activity, the latter requiring multiple assays because of the many functions carried out by VWF to help prevent bleeding. The current paper describes a protocol for assessment of VWF activity by means of VWF: factor VIII binding (VWF:FVIIIB)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804847/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-activity-by-glycoprotein-ib-binding-assays-vwf-gpib
#6
Jürgen Patzke, Emmanuel J Favaloro
In addition to assessment of von Willebrand factor (VWF) antigen (VWF:Ag), the first-line laboratory investigation of possible von Willebrand disease (VWD) often includes an assay to measure GPIb (glycoprotein Ib) binding activity of VWF. A decreased GPIb binding activity is characteristic for most of the VWD types. For many years, the most frequently used assay for measuring GPIb binding activity was the ristocetin cofactor assay (VWF:RCo), which measures the agglutination of fixed human platelets by VWF in the presence of ristocetin...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804846/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-ristocetin-cofactor-vwf-rco
#7
Soma Mohammed, Emmanuel J Favaloro
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is reportedly the most common inherited bleeding disorder and can also arise as an acquired syndrome (AVWS). These disorders develop due to defects and/or deficiency of the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Laboratory testing for these VWF-related disorders requires assessment of both VWF level and VWF activity, the latter requiring multiple assays because of the many functions carried out by VWF to help prevent bleeding. The current paper describes several protocols for assessment of VWF activity by means of VWF ristocetin cofactor (VWF:RCo)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804845/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-collagen-binding-vwf-cb
#8
Emmanuel J Favaloro, Soma Mohammed
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is reportedly the most common inherited bleeding disorder and can also arise as an acquired syndrome (AVWS). These disorders develop due to defects and/or deficiency of the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Laboratory testing for the VWF-related disorders requires assessment of both VWF level and VWF activity, the latter requiring multiple assays because of the many functions carried out by VWF to help prevent bleeding. This chapter describes several protocols for assessment of VWF activity by means of VWF collagen binding (VWF:CB)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804844/laboratory-testing-for-von-willebrand-factor-antigen-vwf-ag
#9
Emmanuel J Favaloro, Soma Mohammed, Jürgen Patzke
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is reportedly the most common inherited bleeding disorder and can also arise as an acquired syndrome (AVWS). These disorders arise due to defects and/or deficiency of the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF). Laboratory testing for the VWF-related disorders requires assessment of both VWF level and VWF activity, the latter requiring multiple assays because of the many functions carried out by VWF to help prevent bleeding. The current paper describes protocols for assessment of VWF level by means of VWF antigen (VWF:Ag)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804843/diagnosis-or-exclusion-of-von-willebrand-disease-using-laboratory-testing
#10
Emmanuel J Favaloro
von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a common bleeding disorder diagnosed based on clinical features and following laboratory testing. VWD is due to deficiencies or defects in the plasma protein von Willebrand factor (VWF), a large adhesive protein with multiple activities. Laboratory testing therefore centers on assessment of VWF protein level using VWF antigen (VWF:Ag), as well as assays that measure VWF activity, most notably platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ib and collagen binding (VWF:CB) activities. Decreases in VWF:Ag and VWF activities, as well as the pattern of such changes, help define VWD and its type...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802375/post-tonsillectomy-hemorrhagic-outcomes-in-children-with-bleeding-disorders-at-a-single-institution
#11
Priyesh N Patel, Alexandra M Arambula, Allison P Wheeler, Edward B Penn
OBJECTIVE: To report on the post-tonsillectomy bleeding outcomes and factors associated with hemorrhage among children with pre- or post-operatively diagnosed bleeding disorders treated with an institutional protocol. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of patients with hematologic disorders who underwent tonsillectomy between 2003 and 2016 and were treated with perioperative desmopressin or factor replacement and/or aminocaproic acid. Postoperative outcomes were compared to controls matched for age, sex, and indication for surgery...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791655/current-and-emerging-options-for-the-management-of-inherited-von-willebrand-disease
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REVIEW
Jessica M Heijdra, Marjon H Cnossen, Frank W G Leebeek
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder with an estimated prevalence of ~1% and clinically relevant bleeding symptoms in approximately 1:10,000 individuals. VWD is caused by a deficiency and/or defect of von Willebrand factor (VWF). The most common symptoms are mucocutaneous bleeding, hematomas, and bleeding after trauma or surgery. For decades, treatment to prevent or treat bleeding has consisted of desmopressin in milder cases and of replacement therapy with plasma-derived concentrates containing VWF and Factor VIII (FVIII) in more severe cases...
August 8, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750474/potential-misdiagnosis-of-von-willebrand-disease-and-haemophilia-caused-by-ineffective-mixing-of-thawed-plasma
#13
E J Favaloro, S Oliver, S Mohammed, M Ahuja, E Grzechnik, S Azimulla, J McDonald, G Lima-Oliveira, G Lippi
INTRODUCTION: von Willebrand disease (VWD) reflects a loss or dysfunction in von Willebrand factor (VWF), while haemophilia represents a loss or dysfunction of clotting factors such as factor VIII (FVIII) or FIX. Their diagnosis requires laboratory testing, with this potentially compromised by preanalytical events, including poor sample quality. This study assessed the effect of inadequate mixing as a potential cause of VWD and haemophilia misdiagnosis. METHODS: After completion of requested testing, 48 consecutive patient samples comprising separate aliquots from single collections were individually pooled, appropriately mixed, then frozen in separate aliquots, either at -20°C or -80°C for 2-7 days...
July 27, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696025/a-novel-vwf-variant-associated-with-type-2-von-willebrand-disease-in-german-wirehaired-pointers-and-german-shorthaired-pointers
#14
M Vos-Loohuis, B A van Oost, C Dangel, I Langbein-Detsch, P A Leegwater
Von Willebrand disease (VWD), caused by deficiency of the von Willebrand factor (VWF), is the most common bleeding disorder in humans and dogs. The complete cDNA encoding VWF of a German Wirehaired Pointer with type 2 VWD was sequenced, and we found four variants that alter the amino acid sequence. These variants were: c.1657T>G corresponding to p.Trp553Gly; c.1777G>A (p.Glu593Lys); c.4937A>G (p.Asn1646Ser) and c.5544G>A (p.Met1848Ile). A haplotype of the c.1657G, c.1777A and c.4937G alleles co-segregated with the VWF antigen level in a four-generation pedigree with the disease...
August 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693644/gene-cloning-and-difference-analysis-of-vitellogenin-in-neoseiulus-barkeri-hughes
#15
L Ding, F Chen, R Luo, Q Pan, C Wang, S Yu, L Cong, H Liu, H Li, C Ran
Neoseiulus barkeri (HUGHES) is the natural enemy of spider mites, whiteflies and thrips. Screening for chemically-resistant predatory mites is a practical way to balance the contradiction between the pesticide using and biological control. In this study, the number of eggs laid by fenpropathrin-susceptible and resistant strains of N. barkeri was compared. Additionally, we cloned three N. barkeri vitellogenin (Vg) genes and used quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to quantify Vg expression in susceptible and resistant strains...
July 11, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692141/a-discontinuous-autoinhibitory-module-masks-the-a1-domain-of-von-willebrand-factor
#16
Wei Deng, Yingchun Wang, Samuel A Druzak, John F Healey, Anum K Syed, Pete Lollar, Renhao Li
BACKGROUND: How von Willebrand factor (VWF) senses and responds to shear flow remains unclear. In the absence of shear VWF or its fragments can be induced to bind spontaneously to platelet GPIbα. Objectives To elucidate the auto-inhibition mechanism of VWF. METHODS: Hydrogen-deuterium exchange (HDX) of two recombinant VWF fragments expressed from baby hamster kidney cells were measured and compared. RESULTS: The shortA1 protein contains VWF residues 1261-1472 and binds GPIbα with a significantly higher affinity than the longA1 protein that contains VWF residues 1238-1472...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692112/the-impact-of-bleeding-disorders-on-the-socioeconomic-status-of-adult-patients-results-of-a-comparative-single-centre-cohort-study
#17
Katharina Holstein, Sylvia von Mackensen, Carsten Bokemeyer, Florian Langer
The impact of inherited bleeding disorders on the socioeconomic status (SES) of affected individuals is not clear. The SES of adult patients with congenital bleeding disorders (PWBD) from a centre in Germany (age 42.3 ± 15.0 years) was compared to that of a gender- and age-matched control group of patients with thrombophilia or a thrombotic event (PWT). Patients completed a questionnaire including aspects of SES, impact of the disease on their lives, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Forty-five patients were enrolled in each group; 71 % of PBWD had a severe form of the bleeding disorder (FVIII/IX activity < 1 % or VWD type 3), and 60 % of all PWBD were treated on-demand...
July 10, 2017: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692107/whole-blood-ristocetin-activated-platelet-impedance-aggregometry-multiplate-for-the-rapid-detection-of-von-willebrand-disease
#18
David E Schmidt, Maria Bruzelius, Ammar Majeed, Jacob Odeberg, Margareta Holmström, Anna Ågren
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common bleeding disorder, but no bedside tests specific for Von Willebrand factor are available. The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of whole blood ristocetin-induced platelet aggregometry (WB-RIPA) in VWD. WB-RIPA was performed in VWD patients (n=100) and healthy controls (n=17) using the Multiplate® platelet impedance aggregometry platform. The diagnostic properties of the test were described as sensitivity/specificity, positive and negative predictive value, and ROC area under the curve (AUC)...
July 26, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691218/safety-of-a-pasteurized-plasma-derived-factor-viii-and-von-willebrand-factor-concentrate-analysis-of-33-years-of-pharmacovigilance-data
#19
Peter Kouides, Kathrin Wawra-Hehenberger, Anna Sajan, Henry Mead, Toby Simon
BACKGROUND: Haemate-P/Humate-P (Humate-P) is a pasteurized human plasma-derived concentrate containing both Factor VIII and von Willebrand factor for treatment of hemophilia A and von Willebrand disease (VWD). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We analyzed the safety of Humate-P based on more than 33 years of postmarketing pharmacovigilance data, representing an estimated exposure of approximately 25,000 patient-years. The analysis comprises reports of potential adverse drug reactions (ADRs) from all sources, reported as part of routine pharmacovigilance at CSL Behring...
July 10, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660968/application-of-a-strain-rate-gradient-microfluidic-device-to-von-willebrand-s-disease-screening
#20
Rose J Brazilek, Francisco J Tovar-Lopez, Angus K T Wong, Huyen Tran, Amanda S Davis, James D McFadyen, Zane Kaplan, Sanjeev Chunilal, Shaun P Jackson, Harshal Nandurkar, Arnan Mitchell, Warwick S Nesbitt
Von Willebrand's disease (VWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder caused by either quantitative or qualitative defects of von Willebrand factor (VWF). Current tests for VWD require relatively large blood volumes, have low throughput, are time-consuming, and do not incorporate the physiologically relevant effects of haemodynamic forces. We developed a microfluidic device incorporating micro-contractions that harnesses well-defined haemodynamic strain gradients to initiate platelet aggregation in citrated whole blood...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
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